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Colorado’s prison population was projected to balloon. Now analysts aren’t so...

Colorado’s methods of projecting how many inmates will fill its correctional facilities long have been flawed, leading to overcounts that can cost taxpayers and...

Colorado’s criminal justice system has a mental health crisis. Will the...

Officials agree that growing numbers of people with mental health disorders in Colorado’s criminal justice system is a crisis.  But, in a hearing this week...

Capitol Review: Criminal justice reforms address prison overcrowding, economic inequities

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on criminal justice. Other...

Bail, jail reforms promise relief for Colorado’s poorest

Colorado took a first step this week toward reforming a cash bail system that burdens the state’s poorest defendants. House Bill 1225, which eliminates cash...

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...

Strange bedfellows unite behind Colorado bill to shorten jail stays Backers...

It’s probably not often that the bail industry, Charles Koch and progressive criminal justice reformers agree. But all three are backing a bill that would...

Colorado could limit jail time and bail for poorest defendants A...

Colorado is primed to take a major step toward reforming a bail system that systematically and disproportionately punishes the poorest of the poor. Lawmakers say...

“Ban the box” movement takes aim at college applications And this...

Majid Mohammad knows first-hand what a criminal record can do to your self-esteem. Mohammed, who served seven years behind bars for robbery, wanted to go...

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...