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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]...

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September 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Legal settlement ends Colorado’s practice of denying inmates fresh air

Although fresh air and sunlight come free in Colorado, they have long been denied to hundreds of state prisoners, some of whom have gone years […]...

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July 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on...

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April 14, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

‘Finally out and among the living’

  Jack Powers is an inmate in the federal Bureau of Prisons convicted of bank robbery and escaping from prison. He spent more than a […]...

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November 28, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth

Lawmaker will seek to abolish solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners

State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Adams County, is sponsoring a bill to find alternatives to the use of so-called administrative segregation for prisoners who have been diagnosed with one of a wide array of serious psychological disorders....

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October 23, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics
Ebel Friend: Suicide Note Shows Parolee ‘Ruined’ by Solitary, Bent on Revenge

Ebel Friend: Suicide Note Shows Parolee ‘Ruined’ by Solitary, Bent on Revenge

About two weeks before his death, Evan Ebel -- suspect in last month’s murders of pizza delivery man Nate Leon and Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements -- wrote a suicide note to a longtime friend who says Ebel was unhinged...

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April 11, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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