Limon Correctional Facility

Coordinates: 39°13′05″N 103°41′31″W / 39.217925°N 103.691990°W / 39.217925; -103.691990
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Limon Correctional Facility
Location49030 CO-71
Limon, Colorado
Security classmixed, including maximum
Managed byColorado Department of Corrections

The Limon Correctional Facility is a Level IV, mixed-custody Colorado state prison for men, located in Limon, Lincoln County, Colorado, owned and operated by the Colorado Department of Corrections.


The facility opened in 1991, and houses a stated maximum of 960 prisoners.[1]

Prisoner life[edit]


In 2019, a campus of the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary was established in the prison. [2]


Limon houses some of the state's most dangerous inmates.

  • In 2001 42-year-old inmate David Alonzo slipped and fell in his cell, and was dead three days later from an infected arm injury.[3]
  • In October 2002, inmate Edward Montour Jr. beat correctional officer Eric Autobee to death in the facility's kitchen.[4]
  • On March 28, 2004, inmate Jeffrey Heird was stabbed to death multiple times by other inmates, two of whom were charged with the death penalty for the attack.[5]
  • On September 12, 2007, an inmate cut the throat of corrections officer Pam Kahanic with a box cutter knife. Kahanic survived the attack and was back at work within six weeks.[6]
  • Inmate Joshua Edwards died of undisclosed causes in early June 2015;[7] only at the end of August did autopsy results show that Edwards had been stabbed in the neck and strangled to death. [8]

Notable inmates[edit]


  1. ^ "Victim Handbook / guide to services" (PDF). Colorado Department of Corrections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ D. L. Jones, The Need for Changing Prison Culture,, USA, Jul 6, 2022
  3. ^ Pendergrast, Kurt (19 December 2002). "Death on the Installment Plan". Denver Westword. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Eric Autobee Officer Down Biography". Officer Down Memorial Page. n.d. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ "DA seeks death penalty for inmates in Limon prison stabbing death". Summit (County) Press. Associated Press. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  6. ^ Mitchell, Kirk (20 Dec 2008). "Officer Kahanic Returns to Prison After Attack". Denver Post. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  7. ^ Mitchell, Kirk (6 June 2015). "Colorado agents investigate inmate's death at Limon high security prison". Denver Post. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  8. ^ Mitchell, Kirk (27 August 2015). "Limon inmate stabbed in neck, strangled to death, autopsy finds". Denver Post. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
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39°13′05″N 103°41′31″W / 39.217925°N 103.691990°W / 39.217925; -103.691990