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ACLU asks judge to issue emergency order reducing Colorado’s prison population amid coronavirus outbreaks

An ongoing lawsuit alleges Gov. Jared Polis and his Department of Corrections is putting prisoners in danger of contracting coronavirus in what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment

Colorado prisoner dies after having coronavirus-like symptoms

The inmate becomes the fourth to die in Colorado after falling ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19

Essay: What happened when Black Lives Matter arrived in Colorado’s deeply conservative Eastern Plains

Dozens gathered to demonstrate in Sterling. They faced hatred on social media. And a conversation -- and movement toward change -- began.

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

Colorado likely won’t have an accurate coronavirus death count for months, or even years

17% more deaths occurred in Colorado in March and April compared to last year — and only a fraction are listed as COVID-19 victims. Here’s what we know about the “excess deaths.”

Counties fear being left behind as Colorado begins granting variances to its coronavirus safer-at-home order

Eager to help businesses survive and salvage their tattered economies, about half of Colorado’s counties have applied to ease their COVID-19 restrictions and allow for things like in-person dining at restaurants. Most have not been approved.

Coronavirus outbreak revealed at private Colorado prison; second inmate death reported

At least 37 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Crowley County Correctional Facility in southeast Colorado

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.

138 inmates at prison in northeast Colorado test positive for coronavirus

The facility houses more than 2,400 inmates