The interior of the Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City, photographed sometime between 1920 and 1940. A law passed in 1889 required all state executions to occur inside the walls of Colorado State Penitentiary. (Harry Mellon Rhoads, Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library)

TIMELINE: The death penalty in Colorado

Breaking down Colorado's history of capital punishment, plus a searchable database of death penalty cases since 1979.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Littwin: As coronavirus surges, it’s time for Polis to move from encouraging masks to mandating them

This is an easy call. Dr. Fauci says we could reach 100,000 cases a day. It’s up to governors to prevent this disaster. Trump is too busy fighting phony culture wars to bother.