Limon Correctional Facility

Limon Correctional Facility is a Colorado state prison for men located in Limon, Colorado. This facility houses inmates of all custody levels and has a maximum capacity of 960 inmates.

LCF houses some of the most dangerous inmates in the Colorado Department of Corrections and there is a lot of violence inside the walls.

In October 2002, inmate Edward Montour Jr. beat correctional officer Eric Autobee to death in the LCF’s kitchen. In 2004, numerous inmates stabbed fellow inmate Jeffrey Heird to death, and two received the death penalty.

In 2007, an inmate used a box cutter to cut the throat of officer Pam Kahanic. Officer Kahanic survived and eventually went back to work. In 2015, inmate Joshua Edwards died from strangulation and a stab wound to the neck.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

All adult visitors must first fill out a visiting application. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian needs to complete a Form 300-01G Authorization for Minor Child Visitation.

If you are traveling a long distance to visit or wish to request an extended visit, you have the option to submit a Special Visitation Application.

Visiting Application must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Limon Correctional Facility
49030 State Hwy 71 South
Limon, CO 80826

Visiting Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All visits at Limon Correctional Facility must be scheduled in advance via phone or email.

Visiting phone: (719) 775-8921
Visiting email: [email protected]

All visiting with offenders housed at LCF must be scheduled by 2:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the upcoming weekend. Scheduling is done on a week-by-week basis. No visitation can be scheduled prior to the current weekend.

Offenders may have the same visitor on Friday/Saturday or Friday/Sunday. No visits can occur on Saturday/Sunday.

Processing for visitors will begin 30 minutes prior to visiting and conclude at 1 p.m. each day.

Barn-A-Bus departs Denver the second Saturday of every month to LCF. You must be approved and have a scheduled visit to ride the bus. To schedule a ride, call (303) 300-3670.

Visitor Entry, Searches, and Procedures

All visitors 18 or older must have a photo ID to get admitted into a visit. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID.

All visitors entering prison grounds are subject to a search. Officers can also search your car and your property. If you refuse, you will be denied the visit and will be required to leave. You will also walk through a metal detector.

Visitors with infants are allowed to bring baby food containers, but they must be factory sealed. No open food containers or food without containers will be permitted. 

Two (2) baby bottles containing food, water, milk, or juice may be taken into the visiting area for each baby. Diaper bags may be taken into the visiting area with two (2) clean diapers, two (2) baby toys which can be easily checked for contraband, and one (1) change of clothes. The diaper bag must be left under staff supervision.

You can bring money for the vending machines so you can buy food and beverages for yourself and the inmate.

Electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting room. 

It’s best to leave most items in your car. Or, if you are taking the bus, leave everything at home You must have a Photo ID, but other than that, keep it simple and just bring in your keys and money for the vending machines. 

Dress Code

The number one thing to remember is to keep it modest! You aren’t allowed to wear revealing or see-through clothing, or anything that resembles what the inmates wear (solid green or solid orange). Don’t wear dresses, skirts, or shorts that hit above the knee, and you can’t wear jackets, hats, or scarves into the visiting room.

If you do not follow the dress code, you will be denied the visit.

Physical Address

Limon Correctional Facility
49030 Colorado Highway 71 South
Limon, CO, 80826

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(719) 775-9221

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Limon Correctional Facility
49030 Colorado Highway 71 South
Limon, CO, 80826

All of your correspondence must include the inmate’s name, the inmate’s DOC number, and your return address.

Do not mail contraband, cash, personal checks, or money orders. Do not use envelopes that are padded, plastic, or cardboard. Also, you can’t place stickers or decorative stamps on the envelope.

You are not allowed to send Polaroid pictures, postage stamps, stamped envelopes, blank stationery, blank writing paper, blank cards, blank postcards, or blank personal journals.

You can also email an inmate at Limon Correctional Facility by using JPay, or you can send a message to an inmate with a GTL tablet by visiting to create an account.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Limon Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they can call you during approved daytime hours by using a wall phone or their tablet. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are three companies – JPay ,Western Union, and GTL  – that you can use to send money to an inmate at Limon Correctional Facility.  

There are three ways to send money to your incarcerated friend or family member:

  • Online with a credit or debit card 
  • Over the phone with a credit or debit card
  • In person with cash at locations throughout the country (You can’t send money orders or cash to an inmate through the mail)

Click on one of the links below to set up an account and start sending money immediately.

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Incentive program that encourages inmates to exhibit positive and constructive behavior.
  • Education

Adult basic education and GED courses offered

  • Vocational programs

Construction skills, custodial training, and flagging

  • Pre-Release

Career Assessments and Exploration Tools, KeyTrain™ and Career Skills, Online Job Application and Internet Simulator, Education, Training, and Apprenticeship Resources, Job Search and Resume Writing Tools, Computer Based Courses and Tutorials, Statewide Community Resources

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Careers at Limon Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a job at Limon Correctional Facility, you can find available positions at the Colorado Department of Corrections website.