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Tag Archives: Florence

ADX prisoner remained hogtied for hours after death

Officials kept the lifeless body shackled for hours even when they moved it to the hospital in Cañon City and waited for the coroner to officially declare it dead, even after the coroner's repeat requests to just please remove the...

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October 24, 2013 ADX, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Dig In
USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

Four Colorado projects that convert wood waste, or biomass, into energy received a total of $1 million in federal stimulus funds Thursday, but a state with more than two million acres of dead and dying lodgepole pine forests could use...

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June 12, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Will Gitmo terrorists bring extra funding for federal prisons?

Will Gitmo terrorists bring extra funding for federal prisons?

Erin Rosa at her fab new immigration blog, Gabacha.com, makes a very prescient point riding under the radar in the political pundit gabbing about transferring Guantanámo detainees to federal Supermax prisons.

While the guards are up to the task...

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May 23, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice, Marijuana, Politics, State Budget
More reports of violence point to ailing federal prison system

More reports of violence point to ailing federal prison system

Deadly assaults in federal penitentiaries are on the rise and they aren't exclusive to Colorado. Following reports that an inmate was stabbed to death in August at the U.S. Penitentiary in the southern city of Florence, there is news from...

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October 30, 2008 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Marijuana, Politics, State Budget
Rosa Wins National Journalism Nod for Supermax Investigative Series

Rosa Wins National Journalism Nod for Supermax Investigative Series

Colorado Confidential’s own Erin Rosa was tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA’s David S. Barr Award — only the second […]...

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April 29, 2008 Marijuana
Before Prison Riot: A Warning Of Rising Inmate Violence, Staffing Woes

Before Prison Riot: A Warning Of Rising Inmate Violence, Staffing Woes

Less than a month before a riot at a federal penitentiary in Florence over the weekend left two inmates dead, an official with the labor […]...

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April 24, 2008 Criminal Justice
Federal Prison Riot A Long Time Coming, Guards Say

Federal Prison Riot A Long Time Coming, Guards Say

At least two inmates have died as a result of a massive riot that occurred Sunday at a federal government penitentiary in Florence. The violent […]...

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April 22, 2008 Criminal Justice
Federal Prison Melee Was About Race, Sources Say

Federal Prison Melee Was About Race, Sources Say

UPDATE 3: The Bureau of Prisons has denied that a third inmate was killed in the riot, and says two inmates remaining in the hospital […]...

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April 21, 2008 Marijuana, Uncategorized
Conference Planned to Address Mental Wellness of Corrections Staff

Conference Planned to Address Mental Wellness of Corrections Staff

The nation’s only nonprofit founded to address mental health issues involving correctional workers will hold a two-day conference in Colorado over the summer to discuss […]...

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February 21, 2008 Politics
Toxic Lockup: Documents Shed Light On Supermax Sewage Contamination

Toxic Lockup: Documents Shed Light On Supermax Sewage Contamination

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is refusing to clean up sewage contamination at one of its most notorious prisons, documents show. New information has […]...

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February 11, 2008 Criminal Justice

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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