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Bent County Correctional Facility

Bent County Correctional Facility

Customer base: Colorado Department of Corrections - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Owned since 1996
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11560 Road FF.75, Las Animas, CO 81054-9598
Phone: 719-456-2610 Fax: 719-456-2615

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Virgil Ensey, Warden

Facility Leader: Virgil Ensey, Warden

Virgil Ensey was named warden at Bent County Correctional Facility in September 2021. Previously, he served as assistant warden at Cimarron Facility. Ensey joined CoreCivic in 1999 as a correctional officer at the formerly CoreCivic-operated David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center. He was later promoted to unit manager at formerly CoreCivic-operated Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility, and then joined the Activation Team at the Facility Support Center. Ensey was promoted to chief of unit management at the formerly CoreCivic-operated California City Correctional Center and later transferred to La Palma Correctional Center in that same position. In 2014, he was promoted to assistant warden at Adams County Correctional Center. 

Community Activities

Bent County Correctional Facility proudly supports the community through involvement in the following organizations and programs: Bent County Fair Board; Las Animas Chamber of Commerce; Las Animas Lions Club; La Junta Chamber of Commerce; Angel Tree for Children; Local Area Food Bank; Color Guard; Local Parades; Community Support Projects; Regional Schools Fundraising and Events

Facility Awards

1998 CCA Facility of the Year: Best Performance in Safety; 1997 CCA Facility of the Year: Community Relations

Facility PREA Information

The following information is provided in accordance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003). Learn more

Compliance Manager: Steven Salazar,  Chief of Unit Management


Third Party Reporting Method(s):

Call the Department of Corrections at 719-226-4621

Call the CoreCivic Ethics and Compliance Hotline: 1-800-461-9330, or

Facility PREA Policy (14-2): Download

Colorado DOC PREA Administrative Regulation (100-40): Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: September 26-28, 2023

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: October 18-20, 2021

PREA Audit Report: Download

PREA Audit Date or Scheduled Audit Date: July 17-19, 2017

PREA Audit Report: Download

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