Colorado still allows killers to use gay or transgender “panic” defenses. But the strategy could soon be outlawed.
The strategy has recently been outlawed in a number of states, including California, New York and New Jersey. It’s still used in Colorado, though sparingly.
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Gov. Polis said he wanted to close a private prison. GEO Group beat him to it, leaving Colorado scrambling.By Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
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A new law banning vaping indoors, in places like restaurants and workplaces, also went into effect Monday
The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks
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
From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover
A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.
Colorado’s prisons offer free tampons to female inmates. The state’s jails might soon be required to as well.
House Bill 1224 arose out of an effort two years ago in the Colorado legislature. “There are jails that do not understand this,” said Denver Sheriff Department Chief Elias Diggins.
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
Colorado employers, colleges could soon be prevented from asking about criminal histories on their applications
So-called “ban-the-box” bills have failed in the legislature in the past. If the General Assembly passes the employment measure this year, Colorado would become the 12th state to have such a policy for private businesses
Colorado lawmakers will focus on everything from oil and gas and health care to education and immigration when the 2019 term begins Friday