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

Colorado lawmakers this session are moving ahead with far-reaching criminal justice reforms aimed at curbing the state's swelling prison population, reducing recidivism, and saving...

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...

Polis punts decision to open shuttered prison, seeks ‘holistic’ solution to...

Colorado’s prisons are 99 percent full, and the inmate population is projected to rise. But Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who has made criminal justice...

Nearly half of Colorado inmates are parole eligible but still behind...

Roughly 8,700 Colorado inmates — 43 percent of Colorado's entire 20,200-person prison population — are eligible for parole. Yet they remain behind bars. It's a situation...

Why Gitmo detainees won’t save a dud Colorado supermax

The plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has triggered a flurry of election-year fear mongering about the possibility of federal detainees...