|Location||1401 W 17th Street |
|Opened||partially open April 2006|
|Managed by||Colorado Department of Corrections|
La Vista Correctional Facility (LVCF) is a state prison located in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, owned and operated by the Colorado Department of Corrections. The facility partially opened in April 2006, ramping up to its maximum capacity of 564 inmates.
La Vista is primarily a medium security facility for women. LVCF formerly housed a small number of transgender inmates and a small number of male inmates with medical conditions that require constant care or hospice; however, they were moved to Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility. LVCF also has a small Administrative Segregation (AdSeg, or solitary confinement) tower where LVCF female inmates, as well as male and female offenders from the Youthful Offender System (YOS) prison, can be temporarily housed for administrative or behavioral issues. All new YOS offenders spend the first 28 days of their YOS sentence in LVCF's AdSeg tower, where they undergo the orientation training phase of (YOS).
Since 2006 La Vista has implemented a program where inmates may volunteer to work in the surrounding farm fields at harvest time, replacing foreign migrant labor, which has been increasingly hard to find due to immigration crackdowns. As of 2010 farmers were paying the DOC $9.60 per person per hour. A portion of that rate goes to the inmate.
Notable current and former inmates of the prison include:
- "Address and Phone Number Information". Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Victim Handbook / guide to services" (PDF). Colorado Department of Corrections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "Good Work". Pueblo Chieftain (editorial). 28 July 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- "'America's Most Wanted' Female Fugitive Guilty Of Murder". 6 March 2006.