Florence Federal Correctional Institution


Florence Federal Correctional Institution

Florence Federal Correctional Institution

Florence Federal Correctional Institution is part of the Florence Correctional Complex.  The facility is a medium security prison with a nearby minimum security satellite camp. Located in Florence of Fremont County, Colorado, Florence Correctional opened in 1993.  The prison currently holds 1,465 inmates, with 1,1014 prisoners at the FCI and 451 prisoners at the camp.  Located on 21 acres, the FCI has four separate buildings for housing inmates.  One of the four housing units is dedicated to the Residential Drug Abuse Program.  The FPC on average houses inmates who are around 43 years of age.  Those who are incarcerated at the satellite camp typically serve around a seven year sentence, whereas those who stay at the FCI are sentenced to much longer terms. 

The FCI and FPC offer programs that give prisoners the opportunity to be active during their incarceration.  As mentioned, a Residential Drug Abuse Program is offered at the FCI.  Once an offender completes the RDAP, he will be placed in a halfway house for 180 days.  If the inmate has successfully completed both steps of the program and has not been convicted of any felonies that were associated with violence, then the inmate will receive up to 12 months in sentence reduction.  The FPC offers counseling to inmates who have mental health issues or have faced traumatic experiences.  Also in attempt to assuage trauma faced by certain prisoners, the camp has a dog training program.  Each facility that is part of the Florence Federal Correctional Complex provides educational programs to the offenders.  Educational programs include the General Education Development, Adult Continuing Education, test preparation and other testing, Adult Occupational Education, English as a Second Language, parenting programs, vocational training and more.  Many different services are also offered, such as religious services and recreational services.

At FCI Florence, several notable incidents have occurred, along with the incarceration of notable prisoners.  On the morning of December 29th, 2008, officers at the facility found 33 year old inmate Pablo Zúñiga-García dead in his cell.  Zúñiga-García was serving a 54 month sentence after being convicted of illegal immigration.  After investigation, it was discovered that José Augustín Pluma, Juan Martín Ruelas, Mark Rosález, and Justin Hernández, who were all also prisoners at the FCI, caused the death.  The inmates responsible were all members of a gang, known as the Sureños gang.  Other conspirators also took part in the assault of Zúñiga-García.  Pluma, Ruelas, Rosález, and Hernández were convicted of murder and transferred to higher security institutions. Notable inmates at Florence include, Francisco Duran who is currently serving a 40 year sentence.  Duran was imprisoned after being convicted of attempting to assassinate former President Bill Clinton in 1995.  Duran fired 25-30 rounds from his assault rifle in the White House during October of 1994.  Duran is not scheduled for release until 2029.

Visiting Hours at Florence Federal Correctional Institution:

  • Visitors are permitted to visit the FCI on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays.  Visiting hours on Fridays are from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Visiting is scheduled between 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on weekends and holidays.  The Camp follows the same visiting schedule as the FCI.
  • On weekends and holidays, visitors will not be processed after 2:00 P.M.  Visitor processing will cease at 7:00 P.M. on weekdays.
  • Inmates who are part of the Special Housing Unit are only permitted video visitation.  Each prisoner in the SHU is allowed up to 2 adult and 2 child visitors in the video room at once.  Visits to the Special Housing Unit usually last 2 hours.
  • There is no outdoor visiting, all visiting will take place in the visiting room, which is inside the facility.
  • The visiting room at the FCI has a maximum capacity of 140 people and the visiting room at the FPC can hold up to 145 people.  As the visiting rooms fill to the maximum occupancy, visits will start to be terminated.  Otherwise, there are no limits on visitation.
  • An offender can have up to 5 visitors at once.  Children who are 15 and under are excluded from this number.
  • Visitors must be on the prisoner's approved visiting list in order to be an authorized visitor.  An inmate can have up to 20 people on their requested visitor list.
  • Visitors are permitted to bring the following items into the visiting room:
    • A clear change purse
    • Up to $30.00 per adult in no larger than 5 dollar bill denominations
    • Necessary medications
    • Jewelry, except for wrist jewelry
    • A clear diaper bag containing no more than 6 jars of sealed baby food or formula, empty plastic bottles, diapers, and blankets

Physical Address:

Florence Federal Correctional Institution
5880 Highway 67 South
Florence, Colorado 81226



Inmate Mailing Address:

FCI mailing address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Florence Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 6000
Florence, Colorado 81226

Camp mailing address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Florence Federal Correctional Institution Satellite Camp
P.O. Box 5000
Florence, Colorado 81226