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Tag Archives: Corrections

#Coleg Notebook: Dr. Chaps gets results; hello budget

Dr. Chaps gets results  Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt has been all over the headlines (and the subject of Mike Littwin’s most recent column), for saying that the feticide […]...

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March 27, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In, Uncategorized
Obama Admin to yank state’s $3 million immigrant detention subsidy

Obama Admin to yank state’s $3 million immigrant detention subsidy

Colorado is set to lose approximately $3 million in federal funds that are used to cover the costs of detaining undocumented immigrants in the state, according to current budget documents released this month....

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May 27, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice, Politics
New media, new opportunities through the eyes of a young journalist

New media, new opportunities through the eyes of a young journalist

In the five years since I first became a reporter, I have worked for two established print weeklies, both of which have gone out of business. Most recently, I was working for an award-winning online news site financially supported by...

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November 21, 2008 Uncategorized
Inmate assaults visitors at federal prison

Inmate assaults visitors at federal prison

Two visitors were assaulted by an inmate at a federal prison in Florence on Sunday, adding to a dramatic surge in violent attacks that have plagued the prison since April....

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November 3, 2008 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Politics
Staffing new prison a ‘daunting task’ in faltering economy

Staffing new prison a ‘daunting task’ in faltering economy

While Colorado has begun construction on a new 320-bed super maximum security prison, public officials are still wondering how it will be staffed adequately under a sluggish economy and a statewide hiring freeze....

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October 31, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
More reports of violence point to ailing federal prison system

More reports of violence point to ailing federal prison system

Deadly assaults in federal penitentiaries are on the rise and they aren't exclusive to Colorado. Following reports that an inmate was stabbed to death in August at the U.S. Penitentiary in the southern city of Florence, there is news from...

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October 30, 2008 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Politics
Prison riot revelations spark calls for transparency

Prison riot revelations spark calls for transparency

The federal government needs to be more transparent in providing local communities with information about the violent incidents that occur in Colorado prisons. That's the message from public officials reacting to recent news that a prison in the state has...

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September 30, 2008 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Politics
Warden gets national award months after deadly Colorado prison riot

Warden gets national award months after deadly Colorado prison riot

Three months after a deadly Florence penitentiary yard riot that left two inmates dead, prison warden Sara Revell was given an annual Excellence in Prison Management award by the the federal Bureau of Prisons. The discovery comes after it was reported...

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September 25, 2008 Blog, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado prison on lockdown, months after deadly riot

Colorado prison on lockdown, months after deadly riot

U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar demanded this week that the federal Bureau of Prisons release details of its investigation into a Florence penitentiary yard riot that left two inmates dead more than five months ago, but the bureau is claiming...

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September 25, 2008 Center Well, Criminal Justice
Salazar demands answers on Florence prison riot

Salazar demands answers on Florence prison riot

Today U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar called for the federal Bureau of Prisons to publicly disclose the results of an investigation into a deadly April riot at a Florence penitentiary that left two inmates dead....

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September 23, 2008 Blog, Criminal Justice

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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