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Colorado prison inmate dies after being taken to hospital with coronavirus symptoms

The 86-year-old man was taken from the Sterling Correctional Facility to a hospital on Monday. He died on Friday.

Coronavirus

In Colorado prisons and jails, a piecemeal approach to the threat of coronavirus

“The introduction of COVID-19 into the corrections system could have devastating results,” Colorado's prisons director says.

Coronavirus

Jared Polis can commute the sentences of Colorado’s three death row inmates at any time

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.

Politics and Government

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

Politics and Government

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 Columns

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

Crime and Courts

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

Politics and Government

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”

Crime and Courts
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