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Judy Amabile

Judy Amabile
Judy Amabile

A mental health hold can help Coloradans in crisis. But for many who are seriously ill, that’s where the help stops.

Mental health advocates want to overhaul the state law for 72-hour involuntary holds. But helping people with serious mental illness will require a lot more than that.

Politics and Government

Here’s the gun legislation Colorado Democrats are pursuing in response to the Boulder King Soopers shooting

A measure prohibiting people convicted of a violent misdemeanor from purchasing a firearm for a period of time is likely to be the most controversial of the potential policies

Politics and Government

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