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Colorado Prisons

Prison Labor and Goat Dairies: A Response (Part 2)

culture magazine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
culture magazine

Not every inmate can or will benefit from these programs, but don't those who have the desire deserve a chance to become productive, skilled, employable members of society?

Prison Labor and Goat Dairies: A Response

culture magazine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
culture magazine

These men and women are serving time, and it behooves them -- and us -- to give them the means to spend that time productively, both physically and mentally. If it benefits yuppies shopping at Whole Foods or bamboo fishing-rod aficionados on the side, does it matter?

Supermax Prisoner Transferred After Suicide Concerns Surface

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. DENVER — It’s distressing enough that a 29-year-old prisoner at the federal supermax in Florence ...

New Law Aims At Fixing Colorado Prison Sentence Errors

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 07.29.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado prison officials and the courts will need to clarify when multiple sentences are supposed to be served at the same time or one...

Study: Colo. Women's Prison Tops Nation In Reported Sexual Assaults By Staff

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

A Colorado women's prison has the highest rate of inmates who report having been sexually assaulted by a staff member in the nation, according to a st...

Documents Show Ebel Was Anxious About Being Freed

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 04.28.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. Evan Ebel, suspected murderer of Prisons Chief Tom Clements, filed a series of grievances with the D...

Man Who Escaped Denver Jail Turned Himself In To Police

AP | ALEXANDRA TILSLEY | Posted 06.11.2013 | Denver

DENVER — A man who escaped from the downtown Denver jail, allegedly with the help of a sheriff's deputy, turned himself in to police Wednesday. ...

Colorado Officials Find MORE Prisoner Sentencing Errors

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado prison officials said Wednesday they're ramping up efforts to monitor parolees and respond to problems with their electronic m...

Deputy In Denver Prisoner Escape May Have Been Threatened

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- The attorney for a sheriff's deputy accused of helping a felon escape the downtown Denver jail says the deputy and hi...

Justice Dept. Probes Denver For Violating Deaf Prisoner Rights

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 03.04.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. The federal Justice Department is investigating Denver for failing to provide sign-language interpret...

Person Of Interest ID'd In Colorado Prison Killing

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | Denver

ORDWAY, Colo. — An imprisoned sex offender described as a person of interest in the death of a female corrections officer had been disciplined m...

Colo. Prison Put On Lockdown After Staffer Dies, Another Injured

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | Denver

CROWLEY, Colo. — A female kitchen employee was killed and another was seriously injured Monday in an assault involving an inmate while breakfast...

If You Build it, They Won't Come

Joel Judd | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Joel Judd

CSP II, Colorado's newest solitary confinement prison, cost several hundred million dollars. We've used a small part for one year and are about to mothball it. It will likely never again be used for any purpose.

John Rudolf

Too Many Colorado Prisoners Kept in Solitary, State-Funded Report Finds | John Rudolf | Posted 11.28.2011 | Crime

Colorado could "significantly reduce" the unusually high percentage of its prison inmates held in long-term solitary confinement by instituting severa...

Prisoners Upgrade Their Cells With Candy Bar Money?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Denver

Inmates at the Centennial Correctional Facility in Canon City just upgraded all 948 of their prison cells with some high-tech entertainment gear -- us...

Fugitive Caught After 32 Years As A Different Man

The Denver Post | Kirk Mitchell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Denver

STERLING -- For 32 years, Colorado officials took few steps to capture convicted killer Robert Charles Johnson, who escaped the Cañon City prison in ...

Bill Targets Solitary Confinement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill introduced this week in the Colorado State Senate this week seeks to decrease the number of mentally disabled prisoners in solitary confinement...

Colorado Prison Population Declining Fore First Time In Decades

The Durango Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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 stat...

Colorado Sentence Reform: Advocates Frustrated With Progress On Budget

The Colorado Springs Independent | Anthony Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Going the opposite direction hasn't been as easy, even with prison costs helping to crush the state budget. Last spring, legislators balked at a wide-...