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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...

Private Prison Contributions Surged At End Of ’07

In just two months, two executives of the nation's largest prison business gave $2,400 to various campaigns in Colorado, nearly triple the total amount...

Correctional Officers’ Union to Take Concerns to Congress

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), a union that represents approximately 28,000 correctional workers, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., in...

Supermax Sewage Spat Postponed Until February

An arbitration hearing regarding contaminated air at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., has been postponed until late February. The labor union representing correctional officers...

Former Employee Sues Immigrant Lockup Contractor

A former corrections employee is suing prison contractor The GEO Group, operator of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Aurora. In...

Government Survey Sheds Light On Sexual Abuse In Prisons

The federal government has issued new and startling information regarding the prevalence of sexual assaults in state and federal detention facilities. According to a...

Federal Report: More Colorado Inmates In Private Prisons

The percentage of Colorado inmates incarcerated in private prisons rose dramatically in 2006, placing second only to Texas, according to recent statistics released from...

Immigration Lockup Expansion Not A Government Move

A privately owned federal detention facility for immigrants is set to expand in Aurora, but it wasn't the government's idea to start construction on...

Lawmaker’s Oklahoma Visit Aims to Help Outsourced Inmates

State corrections officials intend to keep a close eye on the privately-run North Fork Correctional Facility in Oklahoma, where outsourced inmates from Colorado are...
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