Skyline Correctional Center

Skyline Correctional Center is a Colorado state prison for men located in Canon City, Colorado. It is a level one, minimum-security facility that is part of the East Canon Complex. It has the capacity to house 250 inmates, and all prisoners who are housed at SCC are within five years of their parole eligibility date.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Everyone must fill out a visiting application before you can visit an inmate at Skyline Correctional Center. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian needs to complete a Form 300-01G Authorization for Minor Child Visitation. They will reject your application if it is not filled out completely.

If you are traveling from out of state for a visit or if you want to request an extended visit, you have the option to submit a Special Visitation Application.

You must have a relationship with the inmate prior to their incarceration to get approved for a visit.

Visiting Application must be mailed to:

Attention: Visiting Department
Skyline Correctional Center
P.O. Box 300
Canon City, CO 81215

Visiting phone: (719) 269-5630
Visiting email: [email protected]

All visits at Skyline are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by email or by calling the visiting center between the hours of  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday through Monday.

Visiting Hours are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Visitors are allowed visits on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Multiple visits are allowed but only on Friday and Saturday. Only three (3) adults and children are permitted to visit at one time.

Visitor processing will take place from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the East Canon Complex Visiting Center. Transportation to SCC will be provided at East Canon Complex Visiting Center. The departure times are as follows:

10:30 AM
11:30 AM
12:40 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the bus departure time to allow for processing.

Visitor Entry, Searches, and Procedures

All adult visitors must have a current photo ID for admission into the visiting room. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID.

All visitors are searched and they must walk through a metal detector. Officers can also search your car and your property. If you refuse a search, they will deny the visit and you will be required to leave. 

All visitors will have the back of their right hand stamped with an ultra-violet marker before entry into SCC. The stamp is read by a "black light" before you leave the facility. Once you leave the visiting room you are not allowed to go back in.

You are allowed to bring in factory-sealed baby food containers when you bring an infant into the visiting room. They will not allow you to bring in open food containers or food without containers.

For each baby, you can bring in two (2) baby bottles containing either food, water, milk, or juice. You can also bring in a diaper bag with two (2) clean diapers, two (2) baby toys which can be easily checked for contraband, and one (1) change of clothes. 

You can also bring money to buy food and beverages from vending machines. You will be allowed to buy these items for the inmate you are visiting.

Electronic devices are not allowed in the visiting room. 

You don’t want to bring too many things with you when you are visiting an inmate. 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. If you have a baby with you, bring in the items you will need for the child.

Other than items from available vending machines, you are not allowed to exchange anything with an offender. 

They allow a short hug and kiss at the beginning and at the end of each visit. During a visit, you are allowed to hold hands with the inmate.

Dress Code

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

  • Visitors are not to wear any garment which exposes their cleavage, back, stomach, midriff, and/or underarm.
  • The only jewelry visitors are permitted to wear into the visiting area is a wedding ring set, one religious necklace pendant, and medical alert badges. Medicine bags are not allowed.  Dermal jewelry implants that cannot be removed by the visitor will be allowed.
  • No controversial/objectionable gang, obscene, drug and alcohol designs, messages, or profanity on clothing.
  • Hair extensions and/or wigs will be permitted but are subject to search in a respectful and appropriate manner. Hair extensions which are attached to the hair with a clip or comb will not be allowed. Only hair accessories which are soft in nature will be permitted to be worn inside the visiting area.
  • No top or bottom clothing which is solid green or solid orange. 
  • Shoes are required. Infants are not required to wear shoes until such time as they can walk.  Infants and toddlers who are able to walk must wear shoes at all times during the visit. Minors are allowed to wear shoes that display lights. 
  • Appropriate undergarments are required, and will not be visible.
  • Clothing which is sheer or transparent will only be permitted if non-transparent articles are worn beneath and no undergarments (bra or underwear) are visible. Clothing that contains holes and/or rips will not be permitted. 
  • Outer garments worn on the bottom half of the body must be no shorter than the knee while standing.
  • Any clothing worn on the top half of the body must have sleeves and not expose the cleavage line at any time while standing, sitting, and/or bending down.
  • Trousers will be worn in the manner intended (no sagging).
  • Wrap-around clothing is not allowed.
  • Visitors are not to wear hats into the visiting area, except for religious hats or headgear. Gloves, scarves, or outer garments, such as topcoats, raincoats, jackets, and similar inclement weather attire are not allowed in the visiting area. 
  • Leggings and jeggings may only be worn under outer garments that must be no shorter than the knee while standing.

Physical Address

Skyline Correctional Center
East US Highway 50 & Evans Blvd
Canon City, CO 81215

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General Phone Number

(719) 269-5601

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Skyline Correctional Center
PO Box 300
Cañon City, CO 81215-0300

Anything you mail to an inmate must have their name, their DOC number, and your return address clearly written on it.

Mailroom staff will reject anything containing contraband, cash, personal checks, or money orders. You are also not allowed to use envelopes that are padded or made of plastic or cardboard.

Other restrictions include: Polaroid pictures, postage stamps, stamped envelopes, blank stationery, blank writing paper, blank cards, blank postcards, or blank personal journals. Any mail containing these items will be rejected.

You also have the option of emailing an inmate at Skyline Correctional Facility by using JPay, or you can send a message to inmates with a GTL tablet by visiting and creating an account.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Skyline Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours and are allowed to make outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Colorado, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at SCC by using either JPay, Western Union, or GTL. If you are using a debit or credit card, all you have to do is visit their website or make a phone call. If you want to use cash, you must visit a Western Union location. 

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

​Programs For ​Inmates

  • GED and adult basic education
  • College courses from Adams State College
  • Treatment for alcohol and narcotics addiction
  • Colorado Correctional Industries work opportunities in recycling, fish hatchery, dairy farm, canine program, wildfire team, vineyard, and farm work

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Careers at Skyline Correctional Center

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