Prison Population: 2,585
Notable Features/Incidents: Besides being the largest single prison facility in the state, Sterling Correctional has also paid the largest settlement in Colorado history. In March of 2018, Inmate Mitchell Mullen was awarded $6 million dollars after being paralyzed by a prison guard while suffering a seizure. Three Sterling Correctional officers are now facing charges after allegedly tricking three muslim inmates into praying in a cell which they had fumigated with tear gas.
By Samuel Shaw