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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.

Crime and Courts

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

Politics and Government

District attorney calls for updated laws after Colorado appeals court overturns man’s conviction of sexually assaulting foster child

Senon Louis Ramirez was convicted of child sex assault. Then the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that his behavior, while “reprehensible,” didn’t meet the legal definition of the crime.

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