Bent County Correctional Facility

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Bent County Correctional Facility
Location11560 Road FF.75
Las Animas, Colorado
Coordinates38°03′58″N 103°12′04″W / 38.066°N 103.201°W / 38.066; -103.201Coordinates: 38°03′58″N 103°12′04″W / 38.066°N 103.201°W / 38.066; -103.201
Managed byCoreCivic

The Bent County Correctional Facility is a private medium-security prison for men located in Las Animas, Bent County, Colorado. The facility is owned and operated by CoreCivic under contract with the Colorado Department of Corrections and houses Colorado inmates. [1]

CoreCivic has run the facility since 1996, and it has an official capacity of 1466 inmates. It was Colorado's first private prison.[2]


  1. ^ "Bent County Correctional Facility". Corrections Corporation of America. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ Handy, Ryan Maye (13 April 2012). "Prison on the plains is a city unto itself". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved 2 August 2016.