Clinicians at jails and prisons face ethical dilemmas when deciding if they should send someone to solitary confinement
“What’d I Miss?”: Ticket to trouble
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie’s dad remembers the days when a parking ticket and inability to pay the fine could put someone in the pipeline to the prison system.
Colorado governor commutes 4 inmates’ sentences, pardons 20 people, including state trooper who guarded Capitol
The former trooper, Jay Hemphill, was sentenced to a year of probation after he pointed a gun at a woman near the Capitol in 2021
To keep people from returning to jail, Mesa County follows other communities’ reentry roadmap
Many people transitioning from jail or prison struggle to reenter society without support. Mesa County’s new program helps with housing, jobs, transportation and mental health services.
DU’s Prison Arts Initiative navigated COVID to create “Tell It Slant”
“Tell It Slant” co-editors describe the challenges of working with inmates during a pandemic, while one inmate describes what the program has meant.
“Tell It Slant” drew on creative nonfiction from incarcerated writers
The University of Denver’s Prison Arts Initiative worked across nine DOC facilities to produce the anthology “Tell It Slant,” a Colorado Book Awards finalist.
The sudden suspension of a Colorado prison-work program has thrown employers into disarray
The Take Two program was paused following an inmate escape earlier this year. Employers, already battling a tight labor market, say they were given no time to plan for the loss of labor.
Colorado Department of Corrections to review COVID vaccine mandate as it scrambles to fill 1,800 open positions
Colorado Department of Corrections officials are revisiting a policy requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees as the department scrambles to fill nearly 1,800 open positions. The vaccine mandate and testing requirements for prison workers remained under administrative review Friday, and a potential rollback could come this week, the DOC confirmed. “Any decisions will be made with […]
Out on parole in Colorado? You can vote!
By Alexandra Arriaga, Andrew Rodriguez Calderón, Celina Fang, Bo-won Keum, and Liset Cruz, The Marshall Project Illustrations by Zeke Peña, Special to The Marshall Project This explainer is also available for download as a PDF. Haz clic aquí para leer esta historia en español. Anthony Kent spent nearly five years in jail and prison in […]
¿Está Usted En Libertad Condicional en Colorado? ¡Puede Votar!
By Alexandra Arriaga, Andrew Rodriguez Calderón, Celina Fang, Bo-won Keum, and Liset Cruz, The Marshall Project Illustrations by Zeke Peña, Special to The Marshall Project Descargue este documento en formato PDF. Read the story in English here. Anthony Kent pasó casi 5 años en prisión estatal. Él sabía que quería votar tan pronto fuera liberado, […]