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Criminal Justice

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...
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...