Colorado Department of Corrections

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As Democrats try to end private prisons in Colorado, critics warn of economic ruin for rural areas

A package of supplemental spending bills includes money to reopen a shuttered state prison as a private one closes

Nicolais: How a prison gang-rape led to a glimmer of hope

As a part of a recent settlement, Colorado took a step toward addressing the unconscionable violence and abuse faced by transgender prisoners

Opinion
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Colorado settles suit by transgender inmate who alleged she was raped while held in a men’s prison

Officials said the agreement does not force broad policy changes for transgender inmates in Colorado's prisons, but the woman's attorney described it as a sign of shifting attitudes in state government toward the issue

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Colorado’s prison budget nears $1 billion as inmate population grows. Frustrated leaders wanted action yesterday.

An early uproar about a supplemental budget bill shows the intensity behind the criminal justice debate this legislative session

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A Colorado case inspired a U.S. Supreme Court justice to write a stinging rebuke of solitary confinement

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said solitary confinement “comes perilously close to a penal tomb”