All About the Sterling Correctional Facility

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Quickly Connect With an Inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility

If you're looking to write a prisoner or set up inmate visitation at , the largest prison in Colorado's Department of Corrections, you may be feeling confused, nervous, or overwhelmed. If so, you're in good company. Systems run through government bureaucracies are rarely easy to navigate without a little help, and lots of people find it confusing to figure out exactly how they can contact their loved ones after they've been locked up.

Sterling is a large prison with lots of inmates, having a maximum capacity of 2,488. Established in 1999 and located just outside Denver, the facility covers 100 acres. Many people who have done time there can attest that it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, DoNotPay is here to help you connect with your prison pen pals and keep in touch with your loved ones while they're doing time.

Specifics About Sterling Correctional Facility

If you have a friend, family member, or loved one at , they could be kept in one of five major custody levels:

  1. Minimum
  2. Minimum-Restricted
  3. Medium
  4. Close Management (but still within the general population)
  5. MCC (Management Control Comprehensive)

An inmate's custody level determines everything from the amount of yard time they enjoy, the types of privileges they can experience, and how and when they make phone calls and receive their mail. If you're seeking to visit or contact an inmate, a quick search will give you most of the detail that you need.

WardenJeff Long
Physical AddressP.O. Box 6000

Sterling, CO 80751

Mailing Address

(If you were going to drive to Sterling, you'd want to enter this physical address into your GPS)

Sterling Correctional Facility

12101 CO-61, Sterling

CO 80751

Phone Number970-521-5010

Setting Up In-Person Visits

Setting up in-person visits to Sterling is all about timing.

Although visiting hours are technically open seven days a week, the schedule of who can receive visits on those days rotates. In addition, you can't just show up at the prison and expect to sign in and see your loved one.

  • All contact visits must be scheduled no later than 8:00 AM the previous day and no more than seven days in advance.
  • Visitors may arrange a visit by emailing

If you have not received a confirmation email or phone call by 12:00 PM on the day preceding your visit, please call 970-521-8300 (7:30 AM - 5:45 PM) or send an email to the address above as soon as possible. (CDOC Colorado)

If you're going to plan a successful visit to Sterling, these details are essential to understand and follow closely.

How to Contact Inmates at Sterling Correctional Facility

Sterling Prison allows inmates to receive scheduled in-person visits, phone calls, and mail.

Telephone number(970) 521-5010
Inmate Mailing AddressInmate Name, ID Number

Sterling Correctional Facility

PO Box 6000

Sterling, CO, 80751

For contacting someone at Sterling, it's essential that you have their full, correct name and inmate ID number. If you have any questions about these details, or if you're not confident you'll follow the steps and procedures accurately, DoNotPay has a simple and effective tool to help guide you through the process.

Contact Your Loved Ones at Sterling via DoNotPay

With DoNotPay, connecting with a friend or loved one at Sterling Correctional Facility may be simpler than you think. We've created a product to help you connect quickly and effectively.

Our Connect with an Inmate tool can help you.

  • Stay in contact with your incarcerated loved one.
  • Help you figure out how to send money, packages, and Amazon gifts
  • Come up with creative letters to write
  • Effortlessly send magazines to inmates
  • And so much more

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

If you're not sure which facility your friend or loved one is currently calling home, we also have a way to help you find them.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

DoNotPay Has What You Need

In addition to helping you connect with an inmate, DoNotPay is also here to help you with many challenging daily tasks.

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