“The pandemic is no excuse to let criminals out,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday, saying that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of inmates and guards at state prisons
Gov. Polis said he wanted to close a private prison. GEO Group beat him to it, leaving Colorado scrambling.
The Cheyenne Mountain Reentry Center will shutter on March 7, leaving 642 inmates and 180 employees in limbo. Colorado says it will likely mean jail backlogs, parole releases and prison crowding.
The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation
Officials said the agreement does not force broad policy changes for transgender inmates in Colorado's prisons, but the woman's attorney described it as a sign of shifting attitudes in state government toward the issue
Joshua Hensley, 38, was arrested Wednesday and is also accused of patronizing a prostitute
A new law banning vaping indoors, in places like restaurants and workplaces, also went into effect Monday
How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.
A Colorado case inspired a U.S. Supreme Court justice to write a stinging rebuke of solitary confinement
Justice Sonia Sotomayor said solitary confinement “comes perilously close to a penal tomb”