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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...

Dean Williams, head of Corrections Department, talks punishment and redemption Williams:...

Dean Williams, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, would love to see inmates earning a decent wage bailing hay and pruning hemp for...

Parole-eligible inmates would be released under new bill — to boost...

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...

Polis calls for re-opening Cañon City prison as back-up to reform...

This story was updated at 4 p.m. on Friday with reaction from lawmakers and edited for clarity  Gov. Jared Polis wants to re-open a mothballed...
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