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Criminal Justice

Strange bedfellows unite behind Colorado bill to shorten jail stays Backers want to save...

It’s probably not often that the bail industry, Charles Koch and progressive criminal justice reformers agree. But all three are backing a bill that would...

Colorado was set to repeal the death penalty this year. What went wrong? Anguish,...

A few weeks ago, in preparation for what she knew would be an emotional debate on the state Senate floor over whether to repeal...

House panel advances bill softening sentences for drug possession Sentencing reforms come as Colorado...

Update: The House Finance Committee passed the bill on April 8 by a vote of 10-1. It now goes to the Appropriations Committee.  Colorado lawmakers...

The plan to repeal the death penalty in Colorado is coming undone On-the-fence Democrats...

Editor's note: The death penalty stands in Colorado. Tuesday, Democrats in the Colorado Senate abandoned efforts to pass a bill abolishing capital punishment, citing...

Littwin: Whatever the state legislature decides, there is no death penalty in Colorado

The big news from the state Capitol has been not only that it’s a new day, with Democrats in charge everywhere, but with the...
Natalia Marshall, the niece of Michael Marshall, spoke at a news conference to support cash bail reform on March 14, 2019.

Colorado could limit jail time and bail for poorest defendants A trio of bipartisan...

Colorado is primed to take a major step toward reforming a bail system that systematically and disproportionately punishes the poorest of the poor. Lawmakers say...

Greene: Here’s how race played out in one of Colorado’s three capital convictions

Editor's note: This column originally was published on April 28, 2018 with the headline: Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon...
Sen. Angela Williams, who sponsored a bill to ban the death penalty

Citing flaws in Colorado’s criminal justice system, lawmakers move to repeal the death penalty...

In 2004, Alex Perez, then in prison on a murder conviction, was charged with killing a fellow inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility. He...

When policy becomes personal: Statehouse friends take opposite sides on Colorado death penalty bill...

Jovan Melton and Rhonda Fields are good friends. He ran her campaign for the state House in 2010, and now they’re both representing Aurora...

“Ban the box” movement takes aim at college applications And this time it's got...

Majid Mohammad knows first-hand what a criminal record can do to your self-esteem. Mohammed, who served seven years behind bars for robbery, wanted to go...