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Survivors of child sex abuse by Catholic priests call for Colorado statute of limitations...

Survivors of child sex abuse by Catholic priests are calling for reforms to Colorado's statute of limitations for such crimes in the wake of...

Report: Sexual abuse of children went on for decades in Colorado’s Catholic church 166...

At least 166 children were sexually abused by 43 Catholic priests in Colorado over the past 70 years, according to an independent investigator's report...

Polis sets up new board to help determine who deserves clemency for past convictions...

Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday he has appointed seven people to a board that will help him decide whether current or former prison...

Ask The Indy: Why didn’t the judge release Sam Mandez? He'll be out of...

After more than half a lifetime in prison — nearly all of that in solitary confinement — Sam Mandez got some good news last...

After hearing Sam Mandez’s story, the judge could only cry Mandez, who was accused...

GREELEY — On Thursday morning inside Weld County courtroom No. 12, even the judge was in tears. Standing before her, head shaved, staring straight ahead...
Former three-term Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey barely spoke to his successor, Beth McCann, before she took over for him in 2017, McCann has said. Now, he's considering challenging her in 2020. (Photo via Jeffrey Beall/Creative Commons)

Mitch Morrissey, term-limited as Denver DA in 2017, considers running again The career prosecutor...

Former three-term Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey may run for the job again next year. Morrissey confirmed his consideration of a re-election bid during a...

Denver averts halfway-house crisis — for now The city council just put out a...

There will be no mass reincarceration of hundreds of Denver halfway-house residents, the city council ensured Monday. The council voted unanimously to approve one contract...
Photo by Amanda Slater, Creative Commons, Flickr

Guest Post: Colorado’s death penalty does not put inmates to death

Many Coloradans who favor the death penalty might be surprised to learn juries here seldom impose a death sentence, and Colorado rarely executes an...
Troy Riggs, director of Denver's Department of Public Safety, testifies on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, before the state's committee on prison population management. Riggs says he's optimistic that some 500-plus Denverites won't be sent back to jail or prison as a result of the City Council's decision to kill contracts with two private companies that run halfway houses in the city. (Photo by Alex Burness)

Denver “optimistic” halfway house residents won’t be returned to jail, prison City could seek...

Denver officials say they are hopeful they can reach a near-term agreement to keep six privately run halfway houses open into 2020.  As for what...

The Indy 500: The courage of undocumented immigrants who talk to reporters

We reporters are used to being stood up.  Our sources often get cold feet. And for good reason: Many have a lot to lose by...
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