Colo. Rev. Stat. § 17-1-104.3

Current through 2021 Legislative Session
Section 17-1-104.3 - Correctional facilities - locations - security level - report
(1)
(a) Each facility operated by or under contract with the department shall have a designated security level. Designation of security levels shall be as follows:
(I) Level I facilities shall have designated boundaries, but need not have perimeter fencing. Inmates classified as minimum may be incarcerated in level I facilities, but generally inmates of higher classifications shall not be incarcerated in level I facilities.
(II) Level II facilities shall have designated boundaries with a single or double perimeter fencing. The perimeter of level II facilities shall be patrolled periodically. Inmates classified as minimum restrictive and minimum may be incarcerated in level II facilities, but generally inmates of higher classifications shall not be incarcerated in level II facilities.
(III) Level III facilities generally shall have towers, a wall or double perimeter fencing with razor wire, and detection devices. The perimeter of level III facilities shall be continuously patrolled. Appropriately designated close classified inmates, medium classified inmates, and inmates of lower classification levels may be incarcerated in level III facilities, but generally inmates of higher classifications shall not be incarcerated in level III facilities.
(IV) Level IV facilities shall generally have towers, a wall or double perimeter fencing with razor wire, and detection devices. The perimeter of level IV facilities shall be continuously patrolled. Close classified inmates and inmates of lower classification levels may be incarcerated in level IV facilities, but generally inmates of higher classifications shall not be incarcerated in level IV facilities on a long-term basis.
(V) Level V facilities comprise the highest security level and are capable of incarcerating all classification levels. The facilities shall have double perimeter fencing with razor wire and detection devices or equivalent security architecture. These facilities generally shall use towers or stun-lethal fencing as well as controlled sally ports. The perimeter of level V facilities shall be continuously patrolled.
(b) The correctional facilities operated by the department, the location of such facilities, and the designated security level of such facilities shall be as follows:

Correctional facility

Location

Security level

Colorado state penitentiary

Fremont county

Level V

Centennial correctional facility

Fremont county

Level V

Limon correctional facility

Lincoln county

Level IV

Arkansas Valley correctional facility

Crowley county

Level III

Buena Vista correctional complex

Chaffee county

Level III

Colorado Territorial correctional facility

Fremont county

Level III

Fremont correctional facility

Fremont county

Level III

Arrowhead correctional center

Fremont county

Level II

Four Mile correctional center

Fremont county

Level II

Skyline correctional center

Fremont county

Level I

Colorado correctional center

Jefferson county

Level I

Delta correctional center

Delta county

Level I

Rifle correctional center

Garfield county

Level I

Colorado correctional alternative program

Chaffee county

Level I

Denver reception and diagnostic center

City and county of Denver

Level V

La Vista correctional facility

Pueblo county

Level III

San Carlos correctional facility

Pueblo county

Level V

Sterling correctional facility

Logan county

Level V

Trinidad correctional facility

Las Animas county

Level II

Denver women's correctional facility

City and county of Denver

Level V

Youthful offender system

Pueblo county

Level III

(b.5) Not more than six hundred and fifty beds at the Centennial south campus of the Centennial correctional facility may be operated by the department for the purpose of housing inmates who are close custody inmates. At the discretion of the executive director, the department may house inmates of a lower than close custody level in order to facilitate the movement of inmates displaced as a result of prison closure, during a declared disaster emergency by the governor, or if the lower than close custody inmate is voluntarily assigned to work at the facility, or voluntarily serving as a mentor peer-support, or in another other leadership role as part of departmental programming with the purpose of progressing close custody inmates to lower security levels. The underlying declared disaster emergency must impact state prison operations.
(b.7) Repealed.
(c) For the purposes of retrofitting the Pueblo minimum center from a level II facility to a level III facility, the department shall expend moneys received from the federal "Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003", as amended, Pub.L. 108-27, and shall not request additional capital construction dollars for this purpose.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall be construed to set forth the features and general operation status of the facilities described in that subsection. Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall be construed to define or restrict the custody level of inmates placed in the facilities described in that subsection.
(3) (Deleted by amendment, L. 2000, p. 831, § 6, effective May 24, 2000.)
(4) Repealed.
(5) Notwithstanding section 24-1-136(11)(a)(I), monthly the department shall submit a project status report on construction and a monthly population and capacity report to the office of state planning and budgeting, the joint budget committee, the capital development committee, and the legislative council. The monthly population and capacity report must include information on state and private contract facilities, including operational capacity for the previous month, the month just ending and capacity changes, on grounds population, and operational capacity for this period in the previous year. The department shall include total beds occupied in each facility, state or private contract, by custody level and by gender. The report shall itemize operational capacities for jail backlog, community corrections, parole, youthful offenders, escapees, and revocations.

C.R.S. § 17-1-104.3

Amended by 2021 Ch. 459,§ 13, eff. 7/6/2021.
Amended by 2020 Ch. 9,§ 2, eff. 3/6/2020.
Amended by 2019 Ch. 289,§ 1, eff. 8/2/2019.
Amended by 2018 Ch. 274,§ 17, eff. 5/29/2018.
Amended by 2017 Ch. 92,§ 1, eff. 8/9/2017.
L. 93: Entire section added, p. 1976, § 2, effective July 1. L. 95: Entire section amended, p. 873, § 7, effective May 24; (3)(a) amended, p. 1273, § 6, effective June 5. L. 97: (1) amended, p. 1586, § 2, effective June 4. L. 98: (4) amended, p. 727, § 8, effective May 18. L. 2000: (1), (3), and (4) amended and (5) added, p. 831, § 6, effective May 24. L. 2001: IP(1)(b) amended, p. 1271, § 21, effective June 5; (4) repealed, p. 1176, § 4, effective August 8. L. 2004: (1)(b) amended, p. 244, § 5, effective April 5; (1)(b) amended, p. 192, § 5, effective August 4. L. 2005: (1)(b) amended and (1)(c) added, p. 229, § 1, effective August 8. L. 2009: (1)(b) amended, (SB 09-034), ch. 55, p. 195, §1, effective August 5. L. 2011: (1)(b) amended, (SB 11-214), ch. 147, p. 511, §2, effective March 1, 2012. L. 2012: (1)(b.5) added, (HB 12-1337), ch. 144, p. 522, § 1, effective August 8. L. 2017: (5) amended, (SB 17-031), ch. 92, p. 280, § 1, effective August 9. L. 2018: (1)(b) amended, (HB 18-1375), ch. 274, p. 1699, § 17, effective May 29.

Amendments to subsection (1)(b) by Senate Bill 04-123 and Senate Bill 04-067 were harmonized.