The Colorado State Penitentiary (CSP) is located just east of Canon City and is one of six facilities that comprise the East Canon Complex. CSP is a Level V facility that primarily houses close custody offenders. The facility has an operational housing capacity of approximately 750 offenders. CSP works to improve offender behavior utilizing incentive and cognitive based programs.
E US Highway 50 Evans Blvd
PO Box 777
Visiting phone: (719) 269-5252
Visiting email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours (Management Control Unit/Close Custody Transition Unit):
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Appointsments are required for all visits.
Visiting arrangements can be made by calling or emailing the facility. See above for contact information.
Appointments can be made during the week of the scheduled visits from Monday to Wednesday, between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Visits will be filled in the order they are received.
Management Control Unit (MCU) offenders after 30 days, and whom are program compliant and exhibit appropriate behaviors, may be approved for up to two (2) contact visits per month.
Close Custody Transition Unit (CCTU) offenders whom are program compliant and exhibit appropriate behaviors may be approved for up to four (4) contact visits per month.
Contact visits will last only 90 minutes.
A total of four (4) MCU offenders and eight (8) CCTU offenders will be allowed in the visiting room for contact visits.
Offenders who are approved for multiple visiting sessions each month and have visits scheduled for back-to-back sessions may continue the visits between sessions.
Transportation to CSP will be provided at East Canon Complex Visiting Center. Buses will run at the following times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
1:20 p.m. (this is the last bus run of the day)
CSP no longer offers a late bus run for scheduled visits. If visitors are not processed in the visiting center by the time the bus is ready to depart then the visitor will have to wait for their next scheduled visiting session.
Thinking For A Change
Adult Basic Education
General Educational Development (G.E.D.)
Offenders with Mental Illness Monitoring
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Colorado State Penitentiary opened Phase I in August 1993 with an operational capacity of 504 offenders. Phase II was completed in January 1993 and added 252 beds. In May 2002, CSP and Centennial Correctional Facility merged under on administration.