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Criminal Justice

The United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX). Fremont County, near Florence, Colorado.

Guest Post: Prisons don’t work; let’s stop pretending otherwise 'The rate at which incarceration...

Colorado was in the news recently as commentators speculated where Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman would serve his sentence. Several outlets pointed to ADX, the...

U.S. Supreme Court denies The Indy’s request for review in First Amendment case Records...

The United States Supreme Court has denied The Colorado Independent’s request for review of a Colorado Supreme Court decision to allow records in a...

Greene: Clarence Moses-EL’s innocence ordeal nears its end

Finally. Finally, Clarence Moses-EL gets some measure of closure. Finally, Colorado’s justice system ends 32 years of elected officials seeing to it that whatever could go...

Parole-eligible inmates would be released under new bill — to boost rehabilitation and ease...

With thousands of parole-eligible inmates behind bars in a state prison system that’s filled to capacity, lawmakers are pushing criminal justice reforms aimed at...

Colorado to pay Clarence Moses-EL $2M for the 28 years he spent in prison...

Clarence Moses-EL, a Denver man who spent nearly half his life in prison on a wrongful rape and assault conviction, will be awarded about...

Aurora police killed a grandfather defending his home. Now his family seeks more mental...

On June 27, Aurora police officer Drew Limbaugh fired 11 bullets into an armed man during an exchange in a dark parking lot of...

Death penalty repeal: Capitol Dems say ‘full steam ahead’ on legislation this year “A...

Twenty states have banned or suspended the death penalty, and this could be the year Colorado joins them. Public support for capital punishment is...

Denver police violated policy when they detained Indy editor, internal investigation finds Officers James...

A Denver Police Department internal investigation released today found two officers violated city policy when they handcuffed and detained Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene...

Polis calls for re-opening Cañon City prison as back-up to reform measures Long-term aim...

This story was updated at 4 p.m. on Friday with reaction from lawmakers and edited for clarity  Gov. Jared Polis wants to re-open a mothballed...

When Colorado cops police themselves, the public can be left in the dark A...

Editor's note: This bill passed the state House and Senate and, as of March 28, just needs the governor's signature to become law. When...