|Department Name||Colorado Department of Corrections|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||http://www.doc.state.co.us/oss/|
|Location||1250 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, United States|
In Colorado, the Department that handles anything to do with corrections is known as the Colorado Department of Corrections. Just like any other Department of Corrections, the Colorado Department of Corrections also focuses on those who are on probation, parole, death row inmates, and those who are inside one of their many facilities in the state.
As of this year, the Department of Corrections in Colorado runs approximately 20 facilities. These facilities are located throughout the state. However, the Department of Corrections also has a contract with smaller privately owned prisons as well. Currently, there are three of these facilities in Colorado. Within these facilities, the state does not actively run them, but they are contracted out for a private organization to handle those day to day operations.
When an inmate is first brought into the Department of Corrections, the inmate will have to submit to a screening with the DRDC. The DRDC is a tool that the officials use to figure out where an inmate will be placed and what security level the inmate should hold. This tool is used for ALL incoming inmates and is frequently used for established inmates transferred to another state-run facility.
As of late, there is no death penalty in the state of Colorado. If an offender gets formally convicted of a capital crime, they will spend the rest of their natural life in the Sterling Facility. The Sterling FAcility has a closed custody pod for such inmates.