prisons

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As Democrats try to end private prisons in Colorado, critics warn of economic ruin for rural areas

A package of supplemental spending bills includes money to reopen a shuttered state prison as a private one closes

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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.

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Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

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Colorado settles suit by transgender inmate who alleged she was raped while held in a men’s prison

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

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Guard at Colorado women’s prison arrested by Denver police in attempted pimping case

Joshua Hensley, 38, was arrested Wednesday and is also accused of patronizing a prostitute

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11,467 Colorado parolees can now vote after new law goes into effect

A new law banning vaping indoors, in places like restaurants and workplaces, also went into effect Monday

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A look at how policies passed during Colorado’s 2019 legislative session will impact you

How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.

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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”