Buena Vista Minimum Center Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: January 11, 2023
15125 Highway 24 & 285, Buena Vista, CO, 81211

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There are several facilities within the CIW that include Level I (“Open dormitories without a secure perimeter”) housing, Level II (“Open dormitories with secure perimeter fences and armed coverage”) housing, and Level III (“Individual cells, fenced perimeters and armed coverage”) housing. There is a Reception Center “provides short term housing to process, classify and evaluate incoming inmates as well.

The main goals of the Buena Vista Minimum Center are to provide an atmosphere of safety and security to the public, visitors, staff, and the Level I/III female offenders.  This facility also has a mission to provide quality health care and institution programs specifically geared to meet the special needs of female offenders.  The Buena Vista Minimum Center is located in Buena Vista, CO provides specialized programs that include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Academic Programs 
  • Vocational Programs
  • Pre-release Programs
  • Substance Abuse Programming
  • Pre-forestry 
  • Camp Training
  • Arts in Corrections Program 
  • Self-help Groups 
  • Community Betterment Projects.

The Buena Vista Minimum Center female inmates of all custody levels. 

The Buena Vista Minimum Center holds a variety of female inmates that include the following:

  • General population
  • Special Needs 
  • Pregnant Inmates 
  • Psychiatric Care Inmates 
  • Methadone Addicted Inmates
  • Medical Problems (HIV Infection)

There is a physical fitness training of female firefighters selected for conservation camp placement in the hub institution at the CIW.  The institution also serves as a higher security facility for female inmates in Administrative Segregation.

Outpatient and inpatient mental health services for patients with a serious mental disorder are provided at this facility. The licensed Psychiatric Inpatient Program at this facility is for more intensive treatment for patients who are nor able to function adequately or stabilize in an outpatient program.


The Buena Vista Minimum Center was originally called “Frontera” and was the only prison for females until the year 1987. This facility is on 1210 acres of land. 

The Warden at the Buena Vista Minimum Center is located in Buena Vista, CO is Molly Hill ever since May of 21017.

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Buena Vista Minimum Center
15125 Highway 24 & 285, Buena Vista, CO, 81211

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Jail Name Buena Vista Minimum Center
Jail Type State Prison
Authority: Colorado Department of Corrections
State Colorado
County Chaffee County
Web Page website
Address 15125 Highway 24 & 285, Buena Vista, CO, 81211
City Buena Vista
Zip 81211
Phone 719-395-2404


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