Bent County Correctional Facility

Customer base: Colorado Department of Corrections - Facility Type: Medium-Security, Owned since 1996
  • Capacity1420
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: Barry Goodrich, Warden

Barry Goodrich, Warden Barry Goodrich, during the course of his corrections career, has worked his way up the ranks, from correctional officer, assistant shift supervisor and chief of security to facility executive. He joined CCA more than 20 years ago after spending eight years in the U.S. Army and in law enforcement. In his tenure with the company, he has worked at five CCA facilities in Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado, Georgia and Ohio – where he previously served on the Facility Activation Team at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown. Additionally, he served as assistant warden at CCA’s Coffee Correctional Facility, Crowley County Correctional Facility, and Prairie Correctional Facility. From 2008-2011, Goodrich was warden at Coffee Correctional Facility. Prior to being named warden at Bent County Correctional Facility in 2013, he served as warden at Lake Erie Correctional Institution.

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

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Population: Male