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Sterling Correctional Facility (SCF) is located in Sterling, Colorado and is the largest prison in the Colorado Department of Corrections system. All 3 of Colorado's death row inmates are currently housed at Sterling, although they will be transported to the Colorado State Penitentiary for execution.
Previously state statute dictated that prisoners with death sentences were to be held at the administrative segregation facility at the Colorado State Penitentiary. In 2011 the State of Colorado moved its death row prisoners in order to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Nathan Dunlap, a death row prisoner. Dunlap had complained about the state's lack of outdoor exercise facilities at Colorado State Penitentiary.