Colorado State Penitentiary: (Publicly Owned)


Prison Population: 756

Notable Features/Incidents: Colorado State Penitentiary (CSP) is the primary execution site for death row inmates. It is also one of 11 prisons in the Cañon City/East Complex, the largest carceral archipelago in the state and at 7,600 inmates, one of the largest in the country. Cañon City is colloquially referred to as “Prison Valley” by residents. 

By Samuel Shaw