Corrections Records

About Corrections Records

Archival photo of a male prisoner in a striped jacket. Accompanying handwritten description of prisoner indicates a crime of murder convicted Dec. 16 1882, and a term of life.

The Colorado State Archives is a primary repository for Colorado State Penitentiary and Reformatory records.

Researchers can find biographical information about particular inmates, as well as information about their crime, sentence and parole or pardon. Mug shots for most inmates are held by the Archives as well.

How to Find Information

Colorado State Penitentiary Records

Colorado State Reformatory Records

Administrative Records for the Colorado Department of Corrections:

State Board of Charities and Corrections

  • Correspondence 1881-1897,1916-1924
  • Biennial Reports 1891-1924
  • Quarterly Bulletins 1912-1914

Colorado Prison Association

  • Annual/Biennial Reports 1907-1916

Publications, Reports, Studies etc.