Centennial Correctional Facility: (Publicly Owned)


Prison Population: 604

Notable Features/Incidents: Centennial Correctional Facility (CCF) is one of many prisons in the East Cañon Complex in Colorado’s “Prison Valley.” In 2016, CCF staff and guards were implicated in a “heinous” and racially motivated use of excessive force against Shawn Lovett, a black inmate. Amidst slurs of “monkey” and “boy,” Mr. Lovett “was lifted by leg shackles and slammed head first onto a floor” according to the Denver Post.  

By Samuel Shaw