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Bent County Correctional Facility

Bent County Correctional Facility

11560 Road FF75Las Animas, Colorado 81054

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Bent County Correctional Facility Visiting Information:

VISITING DAYS AND HOURS Visiting days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:50 pm. Initial processing begins at 9:30 am. Holidays are no exceptions. Visitors may stay as long as they wish during the visiting hours. Visitors will not be allowed back into the facility once they leave. In the event of over-crowding, visitation staff may first ask for volunteers to leave and then will begin terminating visitors in the order processed into the visiting room, unless the visitor has traveled more than 400 miles or on the amount of space needed. Visitors arriving on or after 3:00 p.m. will not be allowed to visit that day. Processing ceases from 11:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m. each visiting day for inmate count procedures.

LODGING Bent's Fort Inn (719) 456-0011, 10950 E. Hwy 50 Las Animas, CO 81054 Colonial Inn, 638 Bent Avenue Las Animas, CO 81054

SEGREGATION POPULATION All visits for segregated inmates will be arranged exclusively through the office of the Chief of Security. These visits will be non-contact, one hour visits.

The only jewelry or adornments visitors will be permitted to wear into the visiting area is a wedding ring, one religious necklace pendant, and medical alert badges.

No controversial/objectionable gang, obscene, drug and alcohol designs, messages or profanity on clothing.

Hair extensions which are woven, sewn, or glued to the natural hair, and wigs which have been disclosed in advance, will be permitted but are subject to search. Hair extensions which are attached to the hair with a clip or comb will not be allowed.

No camouflage of any color, solid green or orange clothing, or grey sweatshirt/pants or sweat suits.

Shoes are required. No open toe or open heal shoes can be worn.

Visitors are not to wear any garment which unduly exposes the shoulders, chest, back, stomach, midriff, and/or underarm. Necklines must be within two inches of the notch of neck.

Clothing made of sheer, transparent, net, mesh or any see through materials are not allowed.

Clothing designed or intended to be tightly worn, to excessively accent the body, e.g., spandex, tights, leggings, tank tops, ect., will be considered inappropriate.

Appropriate undergarments are required, but should not be visible.

Trousers will be worn in the manner intended (no sagging).

Dresses, skirts, jumpers, culottes, and shorts shall not be worn if more than four inches above the kneecap when standing. Slit dresses/skirts shall be allowed only if the slit is not more than four inches above the kneecap while standing. Wrap-around clothing will not be 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 will not be permitted within the visiting area.

Only one key will be allowed in the visiting area. Vehicles must be secured and the windows not cracked more than one inch. If the vehicle is left unsecured the visit will be terminated.

Contact the facility operator for answers to questions concerning visitation rules. Phone: 719-456-2610 Address: 11560 County Rd. FF75 Las Animas, CO 81054


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13 Responses to Bent County Correctional Facility

  1. Bonnie Wetherbee December 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    What kind of gifts are inmates allowed to receive? Books from Amazon? Magazine subscriptions? Photos? Anything else?
    Are there organizations from which I can order care packages?

    • PrisonPath December 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      Hi Bonnie,

      One organization, Konmart, advertises on our site. Go to our page listing all of the state prisons and you can click their ad for additional information.

  2. peggy cruz December 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    what is the inmate mailing address?

    • PrisonPath December 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      Hi Peggy,

      The inmate mailing address requires the full name and ID No. of the inmate and the prison address.

  3. Nidia July 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    What we need to do if we are going from california the thi is,the firts time ?

    • Nidia July 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

      We need to apply or just be there?

      • PrisonPath July 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

        Hi Nidia,

        Please note the following:

        Visitor Approval

        Applying for Visitation at a Public Facility

        New visitors applying for on-going visitation of an offender housed within a CDOC operated prison, a Visitor Application needs to be completed and mailed to the facility where you will be visiting.
        One-time or infrequent visitors (i.e., one to two times per year), to a public facility, please request a Special Visitation Application from the facility where you will be visiting.
        Minor Children ( any child under 18 ), to a public facility, needs a Form 300-01J Authorization for Minor Child Visitation to be completed and mailed to the facility where they will be visiting.

        Applying for Visitation at a Private Facility

        New visitors applying for on-going visitation of an offender housed within a privately operated prison, a Visitor Application needs to be completed and mailed to the Private Prisons Monitoring Unit at the address below, with the exception of offenders housed at the Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center in which case the application is sent directly to the facility at the address listed below.
        Minor Children (any child under 18), When making application for Minor Children to visit at a private facility, the Form 300-01J Authorization for Minor Child Visitation should be sent with the Visitor Application to the appropriate address below.
        One-time or infrequent visitors (i.e., one to two times per year), a Special Visitation Application (pdf) is an option in lieu of the on-going CDOC visitor application listed above. The special visiting application and Form 300-01J Authorization for Minor Child Visitation (when applicable) needs to be completed and mailed to the Private Prisons Monitoring Unit (or Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center if applicable) at the address listed below. If you need further assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please call PPMU at (719) 226-4929.

        Private Prisons Monitoring Unit
        2862 South Circle Drive
        Colorado Springs, CO 80906

        Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry
        2925 E. Las Vegas Street
        Colorado Springs, CO 80906

        The number of visitors an offender may receive and the length of visits may be limited only by the facility’s schedule, space, and personnel constraints. The intended visitor must complete the Visitor Application (Attachment “A”) and return the completed, signed form to the facility where the offender is housed. Incomplete applications may be rejected. Upon being received by the DOC, DC Form 300-01A, Visitor Application (Attachment “A”) will be available at the facility visiting area or from designated facility staff. Minor children must be named on DC Form 300-01A, Visitor Application, but will not be counted toward the eleven (11) approved visitors. Only one (1) adult name per application will be permitted. Minors must be listed on the application of the legal guardian or immediate family member that will accompany the minor on the visit.

        The Administrative Head is the assigned authority to approve, deny, or delete names of visitors on visiting lists. An offender’s visiting list shall be subject to the following restrictions:

        No person will be allowed to socially visit more than one (1) offender unless the person is a member of the immediate family of each offender being visited.
        Approval for a person to change from the visiting list of one offender to another offender will only be considered if the visitor applicant has been placed on inactive status with the original party for a period of at least one (1) year.
        Any person representing any potential health hazards to offenders, staff or other visitors will not be approved for visits, until the health hazard is cured (i.e., communicable disease). Staff medical practitioners will render final decisions in such matters.
        Any other person(s) who have become acquainted with an offender in any manner during the course of the offender’s incarceration WILL NOT be allowed to visit.
        Should the offender be transferred to a new facility, a new visitor application must be submitted to the new facility’s Administrative Head who may or may not approve the new request.
        Persons, including immediate family members, who are on active parole, probation or other forms of conditional release, e.g., community programs, furloughs from custody, etc., or who have a felony record within the past three (3) years, will not ordinarily be approved for visits.
        Any victim of the offender who wishes to visit the offender must submit such request in writing to the Administrative Head seeking authorization to visit. The Administrative Head will respond to the victim indicating the decision within thirty (30) days from the receipt of such letter.
        If it is determined that an individual is likely to have a detrimental effect on the offender, or present a security threat, he/she will not be approved for visits.
        All visitors under age 18 must be listed on the Visitor Application (DC Form 300-01A) and be accompanied by at least one adult who is identified as legal guardian or immediate family member authorized to accompany those specific minors listed on their application. Exceptions will be made for emancipated minors.
        The approved visitor application and subsequent changes will be entered into the Department of Corrections Information System (DCIS) visiting computer system for system-wide utilization and access during the course of the offender’s incarceration.
        An approval to visit an offender may be revoked when information which would have resulted in denial of visits becomes known after an approval to visit has been granted. Revocation and/or suspension of visits may be ordered by the Administrative Head for any activity or event occurring subsequent to the approval for visits (See Section IV.L.). All revocations and/or suspensions with beginning and ending dates will be entered into the DCIS visiting computer system.
        An individual may be listed on the approved visitor list as a “spouse” only if a legal marriage is established. A marriage may be validated by presentation of a recorded Certificate of Marriage; recorded License to Marry; recorded Marriage by Proxy; or established and recognized Common-Law Marriage. The burden of proof documenting a legal marriage is the responsibility of the offender.
        An official valid document with the visitor’s photograph secured thereupon (driver’s license, student identification card, etc.) is necessary to establish visitor identification.
        An individual who is listed on the approved visitor list, but has never visited that person for one (1) year will be placed on inactive visitor status in the DCIS visiting computer system. Information Systems staff will automatically review visitor status quarterly. The offender may request activation of an inactive visitor deactivated for such a reason during the 90 day intervals without requiring a new application.

        • Ana October 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

          If I don’t have my drivers license would they accept an Id to get my application approved or what kind of I’d is needed to get approved please and thank you!!!

  4. Anonymous August 14, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    What is your restriction on mailing a photo, a decent photo of me and my granddaughter? Is wallet size okay?

    For information about prison life, click the following link.

    • PrisonPath August 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm #


      Family photos are allowed. We do recommend calling the facility to confirm their policies.

  5. Anastasia Lawhead October 20, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Where do I find the visitor application?

    • PrisonPath October 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      Hi Anastasia,

      We could not find any reference to the visitor’s application on the prison’s web site. We recommend contacting the facility directly for this information.

  6. moniqua madrid December 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    What service can I utilize to send my inmate a holiday gift package?

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