SCF – Sterling Correctional Facility – Colorado

Do you know someone in prison at Sterling Correctional Facility? Sterling Correctional Facility is a state prison in the Colorado Department of Corrections. This site gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Sterling Correctional Facility,like the following: How to do a prison inmate search. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility. And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Sterling Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1999
State: Colorado
County: Logan
DOC: Colorado Department of Corrections
Security Level: V
Warden Name: James Falk

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Sterling Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner at Sterling Correctional Facility, and use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to mail something to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the package or letter, and do the correct steps for mailing a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, the letter or package might not get delivered.

SCF – Sterling Correctional Facility
PO Box 6000
Sterling CO, 80751

Street Address / Prison location


Sterling Correctional Facility
12101 Hwy 61
Sterling CO, 80751

Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at Sterling Correctional Facility.

Sterling Correctional Facility
12101 Hwy 61
Sterling CO, 80751


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Phone Number

Sterling Correctional Facility prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are cases when it is useful to know the telephone number to Sterling Correctional Facility.

Sterling Correctional Facility prisoners are able to make phone calls using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to inmates, but there might be times when it might be useful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for Sterling Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to contact individuals at this email. If you want to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates: 2545
Total Staff: 800

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility you must use an specific procedure to make sure that the email message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you must follow when mailing mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might be returned to you.

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Sterling Correctional Facility staff open and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security and safety or watch a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you should address a package or letter to an inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility:

SCF – Sterling Correctional Facility
PO Box 6000
Sterling CO, 80751

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates an account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send inmates money by way of the mail and will have to send it to the following address and do so in accordance with the directions listed below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have appropriate inmate information if the envelope has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are from time to time transported to different prisons in the state, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Sterling Correctional Facility prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Colorado state prisons: Colorado State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility, you must know this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Living Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Living Units 21-25 and 31-36 from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Living Units 1 and 2 from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM
Living Units 3 and 4 from 10:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Living Units 21-25 from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Living Units 31-36 from 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM
General Population Offenders residing in LU 1 A pod are allowed 1 visit per weekend; Friday, Saturday or Sunday. This visit must be scheduled 72 hours in advance and is a non-contact visit.
Offenders who are removed from population or in punitive segregation are not allowed visits.
Administrative Segregation visits are dependent on the offender’s placement in the segregation level system. Visits must be scheduled 72 hours in advance. Visits are Monday thru Thursday, non-contact and no more than 2 hours in length.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has its own procedures for prison visits and they change regularly. The procedures discussed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also read Sterling Correctional Facility’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the official correctional facility site because this info is updated frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Sterling Correctional Facility prison records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

More information about Sterling Correctional Facility death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Colorado parole process will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

AA and NA are available.
Educational programs are inclusive of Adult Basic Education, Pre-GED, GED and English as a Second Language.
Career and Technical Education programs are inclusive of Business Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, Construction Technology, Custodial Training, Electronics Technology, Food Production Management, Graphics Media and Desktop Design, Heavy Equipment, Print Technology, Welding, and Upholstery.
Self Improvement Classes are available to include Coping Skills, Parenting, and Pre-Vocational.
College classes are available but do require offenders to pay tuition.
Academic classes are available in Administrative Segregation. Post GED classes are also available for offenders meeting the criteria.

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Sterling Correctional Facility coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Sterling Correctional Facility coming.


A section with photos of Sterling Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Sterling Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Sterling Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Sterling Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Information about family resources will be posted ASAP.


A Sterling Correctional Facility history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Sterling Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Colorado State Prisons: Colorado State Prisons

Sterling Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

Colorado Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Sterling Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time in Sterling Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Sterling Correctional Facility?

If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so others can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this prison, post your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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  1. Anthony says:

    Where do I find that visiting application for Sterling penitentiary?
    can I fill it out online?

  2. Duran says:

    I am not sure where to go or where to look but I am needed more information of the Ad. Seg. The information that is needed is the policy of when an inmate is 90days out of his MRD. I have tried to get in touch with the inmates client manager and have not got any luck in getting sent to a voice mail. I would like to know if I need to be writing the Warden or maybe reaching out to political groups to have my questions answered. If you could please have your hand book updated or provide more information it would be very helpful. Thank you

  3. jamie says:

    how do you order a tv for inmate at sterling Colorado prison

  4. concerned says:

    I am wondering if there is somewhere online we can see if an inmate has been granted parole.

  5. Janet C. says:

    Is there a company that helps with discounted Inmate Phone Calls?

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