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Prison System for Felony Sex Offenders in Colorado

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.

There are 24 prisons across Colorado. Most are run publically 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:

  • Arrowhead Correctional Center
  • Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility
  • Buena Vista Correctional Complex
  • Colorado Correctional Center (Camp George West)
  • Centennial Correctional Facility
  • Colorado State Penitentiary
  • Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility
  • Delta Correctional Center
  • Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center
  • Denver Women’s Correctional Facility
  • Fremont Correctional Facility
  • Fort Lyon Correctional Facility
  • Four Mile Correctional Center
  • Limon Correctional Facility
  • La Vista Correctional Facility
  • Rifle Correctional Center
  • Skyline Correctional Center
  • San Carlos Correctional Facility
  • Sterling Correctional Facility
  • Trinidad Correctional Facility
  • Youthful Offender System

Private Facilities include:

  • Bent County Correctional Facility
  • Crowley County Correctional Facility
  • Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center
  • Kit Carson Correctional Center

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 the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.