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.

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Colorado Supreme Court rules legislature may extend its lawmaking term after coronavirus pause

The Colorado General Assembly recessed on March 14 because of COVID-19 and it’s not clear when state lawmakers will return

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Coronavirus-linked deaths in Colorado surpass 80; confirmed cases now above 3,300

The new deaths -- up 11 from Tuesday -- include four fatalities in Adams County.

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Colorado governor orders schools to stay closed until at least April 30, will address stay-at-home extension later

Gov. Jared Polis said he would wait to decide whether to extend his stay-at-home order, which was issued last week and is set to expire on April 11