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Colorado prisons have strict limits on when they can place inmates in solitary confinement. Jails could be next.

New legislation would require local jails to keep youth and people with certain medical or mental health conditions out of solitary confinement, with strict rules on when those individuals can be housed in isolation.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: A Colorado Supreme Court justice put principle over personal preference in two recent cases

By choosing to write dissents in two anti-discrimination cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, Marquez showed exceptional judicial restraint

Opinion Columns

Mask rules in jails vary from county to county as pandemic worsens in Colorado

In El Paso County, site of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the state people who are jailed only recently started receiving cloth masks to protect themselves

Coronavirus

Colorado public health agencies are alerting law enforcement about people with coronavirus

The Colorado Sun learned the practice is or was being carried out in at least six counties in the state. The ACLU of Colorado is worried about the protection of the information and the chilling effect it could have.

Coronavirus

Colorado authorities accuse stepmom of lying in 11-year-old Gannon Stauch’s death

Two days after she reported him missing, Letecia Stauch allegedly said Gannon had been abducted by a Hispanic man working in their home who raped her, but she refused to undergo a sexual assault exam, the affidavit said

Crime and Courts

41-year-old El Paso County sheriff’s deputy dies from coronavirus as deaths from disease hit 99

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jeff Hopkins had been with the agency since 2001. He was married.

Coronavirus

Stepmom arrested in Gannon Stauch disappearance was fired from teaching job days before boy went missing

Letecia Stauch was going through orientation for a job at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy School District 20 when her employment offer was rescinded. She previously taught elementary school in the Widefield district.

Crime and Courts

Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law

Crime and Courts

An effort to ensure Colorado police and sheriffs aren’t carrying out federal immigration law has drawn Polis’ concerns

House Bill 1124 codifies a court ruling preventing jails from holding people just on immigration offenses and would prevent Colorado police from working on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But it started out much more sweeping

Politics and Government

El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment

Crime and Courts