Rifle Correctional Center

Rifle Correctional Center is a minimum-security Colorado state prison for men located in Rifle, Colorado. RCC is essentially a work-release camp that houses a maximum of 200 inmates. The inmates at Rifle Correctional Center are in the final months of their sentence, so they participate in the pre-release program, and they are able to work outside of the prison walls during the day.

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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 for your visit or you want to request an extended visit, you have the option to submit a Special Visitation Application.

Visiting Application must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Rifle Correctional Center
200 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650

Visiting phone: (970) 625-7578 ext. 3005
Visiting email: [email protected] us

Visiting hours are on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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.

RCC allows visitors to bring commercially wrapped food products or food purchased from local restaurants that can be consumed in a barbecue-style setting. You can’t bring in beverages, but you can purchase drinks from the vending machines.

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.

Electronic devices and cameras are not allowed in the visiting room. 

It’s best to leave most items in your car. You must have a Photo ID, but other than that, keep it simple and just bring in your keys, food, and money for the vending machines. 

Dress Code

Always keep it modest. You can’t 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

Rifle Correctional Center
200 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qvLVHa1dK9KbERqu7

General Phone Number

(970) 625-7578

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Rifle Correctional Center
200 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650

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

You can’t mail cash, personal checks, or money orders because the mail room staff will send it back. 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 Rifle Correctional Center by using JPay. If the inmate has a GTL tablet, you can send messages using the GTL website.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Rifle Correctional Center 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. There are also three different ways to send money: online, phone, and in-person. You can only use a credit or debit card for the online and phone options. You can use cash if you go to a Western Union location.

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

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • Education

Basic Adult Education and GED

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Parenting Classes
  • 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

  • Work release

Inmates can work outside of prison walls in the local community

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Careers at Rifle Correctional Center

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