Prison System for Felony Sex Offenders in Colorado

Felony Sex Crime Convictions in Adams and Douglas County 

If convicted of a felony sex crime such as Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-402), Incest (CRS 18-6-302), or Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in Position of Trust (CRS 18-3-405.3), an indeterminate sentence in prison is often imposed. A possible lifetime in prison for a class 2 or class 3 felony sex crime conviction makes Colorado a state with one of the most severe punishments for convicted sex offenders. For this reason alone, it is imperative to have an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for your freedom in Adams and Douglas County.

Colorado State Prisons – How Many?

There are 24 prisons across Colorado. Most are run publicly but a few are run as private institutions. The jail system is run by the sheriff's department of each county such as Denver, Jefferson, or Arapahoe County. Jails and prisons differ, although many people may not initially see their differences. Jails are used for short term holding or misdemeanor convictions which require jail time. Most people accused of a crime spend some time in jail, but just because they went to jail does not mean they go to prison. Prison is reserved for people convicted of felonies which a require incarceration of a year or longer. District attorneys and judges may also refer to prisons as state penitentiaries, correctional facilities, or correctional centers. The following lists surmises the state run prison facilities:

Private Facilities include:

Read About the Difference Between Colorado Jails and Prisons

Address and Phone Number Information for Colorado Public and Private Prisons
If police accuse you of a sex offense which may require time served in prison, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Sawyer Legal Group at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.