Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

“It’s like they don’t believe in COVID-19”: Complaint claims ICE failing to contain infections at Aurora facility

A national immigrant advocacy group has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over a COVID outbreak at the immigration detention facility in Aurora. The complaint, filed by the American Immigration Council, alleges that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s official tally of active COVID cases within the facility — which hit 138 on […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado legislators must regulate immigrant detention centers

On Wednesday, an ICE employee at the GEO-owned Aurora immigration detention facility tested positive for COVID-19. Last week, 10 immigrants at the facility were isolated after possible exposure to the virus. The outbreak that advocates and health officials have predicted for the past few weeks is igniting.  We echo the calls from multiple advocacy groups […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, Politics and Government

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

The first steps in a push by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic leaders to stop the use of private prisons in Colorado are generating criticism and concern about the potential economic impact in rural areas. The House will vote on a package of spending legislation this week that allows the state to reopen a shuttered […]