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Weekend Update: Top Stories from the Week that Was

From man camps to affirmative action and the ever-silent Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, Colorado Confidential is on the story.A profile of Ward Connerly by...

Colorado Prison Contractor Faces Allegations of Hiding Inmate Violence

A private prison contractor that has been accused of extorting money from the state of Colorado has come under fire again over allegations that...

Colorado Ranks Sixth for Corrections Spending

Since 1987, corrections spending in Colorado has grown 338 percent, the sixth greatest increase in the nation, according to an economic think tank.The Economic...

Union Blames Lack of Staffing Funds for Federal Prison Budget...

UPDATE: The Bureau of Prisons has released a statement confirming a budget shortfall. More after the fold. The federal Bureau of Prisons is facing a...

Internal Memo: Federal Prisons Facing Budget Crisis

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is facing a projected budget shortfall of $433 million and could be forced to cut 4,000 correctional staff...

Detainees, Including U.S. Citizens, Report Abuses By Federal Authorities

A national organization of immigration lawyers has raised concerns over congressional testimonies from individuals held by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities.The...

Congressional Letter Remarks on Rise in Federal Prison Violence

Increasing violence against correctional workers in the nation's prisons has some lawmakers worried, according to a congressional letter addressed to the Federal Bureau of...

Conference Planned to Address Mental Wellness of Corrections Staff

The nation's only nonprofit founded to address mental health issues involving correctional workers will hold a two-day conference in Colorado over the summer to...

Toxic Lockup: Documents Shed Light On Supermax Sewage Contamination

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is refusing to clean up sewage contamination at one of its most notorious prisons, documents show. New information...

Colorado House Bill to Revise Inmate Health Care Payments

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would clarify health care payment policies for inmates in the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC). The legislation, submitted...