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Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday appointed Wisconsin’s former prisons chief, Rick Raemisch, as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. For his part, Raemisch described himself in a prepared statement as “a strong law and order individual, but...

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June 14, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Bill curtailing solitary confinement faces changes to reduce cost

Amendments to strip off an expected fiscal note are on the way for a bill sponsors say would protect those with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities from being placed in solitary confinement while incarcerated....

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March 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health

Legislators take aim at solitary confinement

A bill to reduce the numbers of mentally ill and developmentally disabled prisoners in solitary confinement was introduced Monday by Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, and Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder. ...

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February 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Undaunted, Romanoff campaign plows into election summer season

Undaunted, Romanoff campaign plows into election summer season

COLORADO SPRINGS-- U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, Colorado’s former speaker of the house, a popular political figure by almost any measure, won the Democratic Party county assemblies by 16 points last month and polls well against GOP challengers Ken...

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May 11, 2010 Center Well, Health, Politics
Bilingual Mental Health Providers Spread Thin

Bilingual Mental Health Providers Spread Thin

The best therapists use the cultural background of their patients as a framework for diagnosis and treatment. No one knows more about Latino cultures than […]...

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March 28, 2008 Uncategorized
Immigrants Looking for American Dream Find Depression and Anxiety

Immigrants Looking for American Dream Find Depression and Anxiety

The backlash against immigration had led to a significant increase in the number of Spanish speakers seeking mental health treatment. But providers say there are […]...

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February 29, 2008 Uncategorized
Rural Communities Look to Recognize, Battle Elderly Suicide – Part 2 in an Occasional Series

Rural Communities Look to Recognize, Battle Elderly Suicide – Part 2 in an Occasional Series

When the group updating Colorado’s statewide suicide prevention plan held an information-gathering session in Cortez recently, participants had plenty to talk about. “A couple in […]...

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October 23, 2007 Uncategorized
Jeannie Ritter Embarks on Mental Health Listening Tour

Jeannie Ritter Embarks on Mental Health Listening Tour

Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter is beginning a three-day tour today to discuss the state of mental health care in northwest Colorado. She will make […]...

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July 16, 2007 Uncategorized
Moving a Nation to Care

Moving a Nation to Care

Jeff Lucey hung himself with a garden hose in his parents’ basement just eight months after returning home from a five-month tour of duty in […]...

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June 19, 2007 Politics
CO Senators Ask For Wider Probe Into Mental Health For Vets

CO Senators Ask For Wider Probe Into Mental Health For Vets

Colorado Sens. Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Tuesday to expand its investigation into mental health treatment for veterans returning […]...

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May 2, 2007 Politics

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Highlights from those panels on how to save The Denver Post. Now what?

Last Tuesday— and again on Thursday— people packed into The Denver Press Club to engage with a town-hall-slash-panel discussion largely focused on what readers can or should do about […]

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