Colorado Department of Corrections
ACLU asks judge to issue emergency order reducing Colorado’s prison population amid coronavirus outbreaks
An ongoing lawsuit alleges Gov. Jared Polis and his Department of Corrections is putting prisoners in danger of contracting coronavirus in what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment
Colorado’s governor says prisoners won’t be prioritized for a coronavirus vaccine. A state plan outlines otherwise.John Ingold Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
“The pandemic is no excuse to let criminals out,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday, saying that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of inmates and guards at state prisons
Counties fear being left behind as Colorado begins granting variances to its coronavirus safer-at-home order
Eager to help businesses survive and salvage their tattered economies, about half of Colorado’s counties have applied to ease their COVID-19 restrictions and allow for things like in-person dining at restaurants. Most have not been approved.
The 86-year-old man was taken from the Sterling Correctional Facility to a hospital on Monday. He died on Friday.
“The introduction of COVID-19 into the corrections system could have devastating results,” Colorado's prisons director says.
The governor said the cases of the three men waiting to die by lethal injection are not “ripe” for his review because he hasn’t received any clemency requests. But he doesn’t necessarily need anything to take action.
A package of supplemental spending bills includes money to reopen a shuttered state prison as a private one closes
As a part of a recent settlement, Colorado took a step toward addressing the unconscionable violence and abuse faced by transgender prisonersOpinion
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
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