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Activists march for missing and murdered Native American women at the Women's March California 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government act? More than...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...

Why Colorado sent an inmate to one of America’s most dangerous prisons In January,...

Rats and roaches. Food trays strewn across the floor. Inmates pulling feces out of clogged toilets. That’s how Colorado inmate Jimmy Valanzuela described his living...

Polis signals he wants private prisons like Kit Carson kept shut The administration...

Gov. Jared Polis is seeking permission from lawmakers that would make it easier for his administration to deny the transfer of out-of-state inmates into...

The Polis administration wants to open a state prison ASAP. Here’s why lawmakers haven’t...

Colorado lawmakers are scrambling to nail down a plan to create space in the state’s prison system after the prison company GEO Group announced...
Gov. Jared Polis delivered the state of the state speech on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Photo by John Herrick)

GOP lawmakers seek to roll back police transparency reforms A proposed bill would limit...

Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make it harder for the public to access completed police internal affairs investigations into officer misconduct...

Prison company gave Colorado 60 days to find a new place for its inmates...

GEO Group, a Florida-based correctional company, ended a contract with the state to house inmates at its prison in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, forcing...
More than 1,000 people marched on July 12, 2019 in protest of the detention of immigrants in private prisons, including the detention facility in Aurora, Colo. run by GEO Group.

Polis administration: Conditions in private prison failed state standards The Department of Corrections is...

GEO Group, a Florida-based company that operates a private prison in Colorado Springs, repeatedly failed this year to meet state standards for security, job...
Former Rangely police Lt. Roy Kinney and Debra Pierce, widow of Daniel Pierce, a mentally ill man whom Kinney shot and killed in a 2018 police chase, share an emotional moment during a community conversation in Rangely on Dec. 2, 2019. Pierce told Kinney she does not blame him for her estranged husband's death. (Photo by Caitlin Walker)

Greene: Grace and forgiveness in Rangely

Editor's note: This letter to readers went out Friday, Dec. 6. to our email subscribers.  Dear readers, I started this letter to you in my head...
Colorado Capitol early on May 10, 2018 after adjournment. Lawmakers in 2020 will debate bail reforms. (Photo by John Herrick)

Colorado lawmakers want fewer people awaiting trial in jail Despite last year's bail reforms,...

Lawmakers this legislative session will debate bail reforms to ensure fewer people accused of committing a crime have to wait in jail before they...

Gun reform talks under way at the state Capitol Passage of gun bills in...

Rep. Tom Sullivan, a Democrat from Centennial, has a long list of gun reforms he hopes to see become law.  He wants to require gun...
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