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Colorado places a moratorium on new prison intakes during pandemic The...

Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on Wednesday that effectively blocks new inmates from entering the state’s prisons in an effort to manage...

Centennial South, a Colorado prison shuttered in 2012, reopens Lawmakers authorized...

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed into law a bill to reopen Centennial South Correctional Facility in Cañon City, marking a new chapter in...

Leaving a halfway house can land you in prison. That could...

In 2010, Jenny Chestnut said she was found guilty of shoplifting and sentenced to serve three years in a halfway house in Greeley. After...

Polis signals he wants private prisons like Kit Carson kept shut...

Gov. Jared Polis is seeking permission from lawmakers that would make it easier for his administration to deny the transfer of out-of-state inmates into...

The Polis administration wants to open a state prison ASAP. Here’s...

Colorado lawmakers are scrambling to nail down a plan to create space in the state’s prison system after the prison company GEO Group announced...

The Indy stories of 2019 that stayed with us long after...

Metrics tell us a version of the story of our year at The Colorado Independent. They tell us what three stories had the most...

Polis administration: Conditions in private prison failed state standards The Department...

GEO Group, a Florida-based company that operates a private prison in Colorado Springs, repeatedly failed this year to meet state standards for security, job...

Private prisons on the chopping block next legislative session  A proposed...

Democratic lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to begin closing private prisons in Colorado.  The Prison Population Management Interim Study Committee passed a proposed bill...

Inside Centennial South, the maximum security prison Colorado could soon reopen...

If you've driven U.S. 50 between Colorado Springs and Cañon City, you may have seen this building. It's called Centennial South, but was formerly known...

Amid flurry of criminal justice reforms, lawmakers seek to reopen prison...

Update: The bill, SB-259, was introduced April 19. We updated the story with some specifics in the bill.  Colorado lawmakers this session are moving ahead...
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