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This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU...
Although fresh air and sunlight come free in Colorado, they have long been denied to hundreds of state prisoners, some of whom have gone...
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 a plan to put the prison to use.
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.
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 by his abrupt release from solitary confinement and seeking revenge for years of humiliation and torture behind bars.