01/03/2011 09:44 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Prison Inmate Population Declining

DENVER -- The number of inmates in Colorado prisons is falling for the first time in years, and economists predict a steeper slide because of new state laws.

However, some previous forecasts have been off, and Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti said the department is being cautious about the projections.

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