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Buena Vista Correctional Facility (BVCF), Chaffee County, Colorado Overview

The Buena Vista Correctional Facility is a state prison for men located in Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado, owned and operated by the Colorado Department of Corrections. The facility opened as an adult prison in 1978, and houses 871 inmates at medium and close security levels, along with the 288-inmate Buena Vista Minimum Center, and another 100 minimum security inmates within the Colorado Correctional Alternative Program.

Capacity: 1,259


Jason Lengerich
15125 Highway 24 & 285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2404
Fax: (719) 395-7214

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2017
Buena Vista, CO 81211

P.O. Box 2005
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Visitation Hours:

Buena Vista Correctional Facility:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from, 9am-2:30pm.

Buena Vista Minimum Center:
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-2:30pm.

Visitation Policies:

  1. No person will be allowed to socially visit more than one (1) offender unless the person is a member of the immediate family of each offender being visited.
  2. Approval for a person to change from the visiting list of one offender to another offender will only be considered if the visitor applicant has been placed on inactive status with the original party for a period of at least one (1) year.
  3. Any person representing any potential health hazards to offenders, staff or other visitors will not be approved for visits, until the health hazard is cured (i.e., communicable disease). Staff medical practitioners will render final decisions in such matters.
  4. Any other person(s) who have become acquainted with an offender in any manner during the course of the offender’s incarceration WILL NOT be allowed to visit.
  5. When an offender transfers to another public facility the approved visitors list will be honored at the new facility.
  6. Persons, including immediate family members, who are on active parole, probation or other forms of conditional release, e.g., community programs, furloughs from custody, etc., or who have a felony record within the past three (3) years, will not ordinarily be approved for visits.
  7. Any victim of the offender who wishes to visit the offender must submit such request in writing to the Administrative Head seeking authorization to visit. The Administrative Head will respond to the victim indicating the decision within thirty (30) days from the receipt of such letter.
  8. If it is determined that an individual is likely to have a detrimental effect on the offender, or present a security threat, he/she will not be approved for visits.
  9. All visitors under age 18 must be listed on the Visitor Application (DC Form 300-01A) and be accompanied by at least one adult who is identified as legal guardian or immediate family member authorized to accompany those specific minors listed on their application. Exceptions will be made for emancipated minors.
  10. The approved visitor application and subsequent changes will be entered into the Department of Corrections Information System (DCIS) visiting computer system for system-wide utilization and access during the course of the offender’s incarceration.
  11. An approval to visit an offender may be revoked when information which would have resulted in denial of visits becomes known after an approval to visit has been granted. Revocation and/or suspension of visits may be ordered by the Administrative Head for any activity or event occurring subsequent to the approval for visits (See Section IV.L.). All revocations and/or suspensions with beginning and ending dates will be entered into the DCIS visiting computer system.
  12. An official valid document with the visitor’s photograph secured thereupon (driver’s license, student identification card, etc.) is necessary to establish visitor identification.
  13. An individual who is listed on the approved visitor list, but has never visited that person for one (1) year will be placed on inactive visitor status in the DCIS visiting computer system. Information Systems staff will automatically review visitor status quarterly. The visitor must re-apply and have a background clearance completed prior to being reactivated as a visitor.
  14. All approved visitors that are 16 years of age and older, must surrender a valid picture ID upon entering a facility for visiting. The following are recognized picture ID’s: Drivers license from any state; State identification from any state; Passport; Military I.D.; Immigration card picture I.D.; Senior Citizen I.D.; Honor Citizens I.D.; High-School I.D.

Visitation Information for Buena Vista Correctional Facility, Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC):

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Buena Vista Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2017
Buena Vista, CO, 81211

Inmate Name, ID Number
Buena Vista Minimum Center
P.O. Box 2005
Buena Vista, CO, 81211

Buena Vista Correctional Complex
15125 Highway 24 & 285
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2404

Security Level: Mixed
Type(s) of offenders: Adult Men

Sending Money To An Inmate:

There are three general ways to send money to your incarcerated friend or family member:

  • Online with a credit or debit card
  • Over the Phone with a credit or debit card
  • In-person with cash at locations throughout the country


  • – Send money online, with your credit or debit card
  • JPay mobile – Send money anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app – App Store or Google Play
  • Call – 1-800-574-5729 – Speak with a live agent, 24/7
  • Cash with MoneyGram – At locations including CVS and Walmart (receive code 6556)
  • Lobby Kiosks – Use cash or credit/debit card at the lobby kiosk in the facility (select facilities)

Western Union

  • In-Person with Cash – Over 800 locations in Colorado (King Soopers, Safeway, and other grocery and convenience stores).
  • Online Payment: Visit Western Union website at:
  • Via Phone – 1-800-634-3422


  • To make a payment or deposit using a Visa or Mastercard Credit or Debit Card.
  • GTL Online:
  • GTL Mobile: search for ConnectNetwork on Apple or Android devices to download the free app.
  • GTL Toll-Free Phone System: Deposits in English and Spanish. Call anytime.
  • Trust: 888-988-4768
  • PIN Debit Phone (the inmate’s phone account): 855-706-2445
  • Advance Pay Phone (the payer’s phone account): 800-483-8314
  • GTL Customer Service: 877-650-4249

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