Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit against Gov. Polis seeking to reduce prison population during COVID-19
“The Court does not have the power to declare the Governor’s alleged failure to act unconstitutional,” according to the ruling
Four more Colorado prisoners die after suspected coronavirus infections, bringing pandemic total to 24
The new fatalities come even as active coronavirus cases in Colorado Department of Corrections facilities are decreasing
Colorado begins vaccinating prison workers as coronavirus spreads
Close to 7,000 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 20 have died
“Of course it feels unsafe”: Colorado prisons face staffing crisis as scores of guards, inmates catch coronavirus
Already, parole officers have been offered overtime pay to serve as prison guards and help with basic operations inside the locked facilities
Inmates in Colorado, across the U.S. facing big coronavirus risks are not atop vaccine lists
More than 249,000 inmates have tested positive and nearly 1,700 have died from COVID-19 nationwide. At a prison in Colorado last week, nearly three-quarters of inmates caught the virus.
Colorado’s governor says prisoners won’t be prioritized for a coronavirus vaccine. A state plan outlines otherwise.
Gov. Jared Polis’ comments Tuesday run counter to the ethical framework in a plan drafted by his administration. Colorado officials say the plan will be revised next week.
Colorado officials reach settlement over prison inmates vulnerable to coronavirus
The Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sought a lawsuit in May against the Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado governor defends prison system, accuses ACLU of using coronavirus to push its agenda
“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
How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears
The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
Coronavirus infections in prisons threaten to choke rural hospitals
There are hundreds of coronavirus cases in rural Colorado prisons
Colorado prison inmate dies after being taken to hospital with coronavirus symptoms
The 86-year-old man was taken from the Sterling Correctional Facility to a hospital on Monday. He died on Friday.
Jared Polis can commute the sentences of Colorado’s three death row inmates at any time
The governor said the cases of the three men waiting to die by lethal injection are not “ripe” for his review because he hasn’t received any clemency requests. But he doesn’t necessarily need anything to take action.
Opinion: Eliminate private prisons. Profit has no place in the criminal justice system.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.