Sterling Correctional Facility

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Sterling Correctional Facility
LocationSterling, Colorado
Coordinates40°36′41″N 103°09′44″W / 40.6115°N 103.1622°W / 40.6115; -103.1622Coordinates: 40°36′41″N 103°09′44″W / 40.6115°N 103.1622°W / 40.6115; -103.1622
Capacity2,585
Managed byColorado Department of Corrections
 
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Sterling Correctional Facility
LocationSterling, Colorado
Coordinates40°36′41″N 103°09′44″W / 40.6115°N 103.1622°W / 40.6115; -103.1622Coordinates: 40°36′41″N 103°09′44″W / 40.6115°N 103.1622°W / 40.6115; -103.1622
Capacity2,585
Managed byColorado Department of Corrections

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.[1] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Death Row FAQ." (Archive) Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Kirk. "Colorado moves death-row inmates so they can exercise outdoors." Denver Post. July 28, 2011. Retrieved on April 19, 2012.

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