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New report highlights racial disparity in Colorado’s booming prison population The...

In 2017, roughly one in 28 adult black men in Colorado was in prison. Put another way, African Americans made up 18 percent of...

New data collection program will test bias in Denver policing

In an effort to better understand and address complaints of biased policing in Denver, officers in the northeast part of the city will begin...

A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda

This story is the second in a series that examines how a rural Colorado community is grappling with the uncertainties around immigration. Read the first...

Colorado DA George Brauchler explains ‘Mass incarceration is a myth’ tweet

  Colorado's most high-profile district attorney, George Brauchler, has put the phrase "mass incarceration" on trial in the court of public opinion.  The conservative prosecutor who...

Criminalizing homelessness comes at staggering cost

Eric Schwartz knows the cost of anti-homeless laws. Every time he's ticketed for illegal camping in Boulder, he spends three days in jail. Tickets are $250 each,...

Racial disparity in marijuana arrests; overall charges down

Criminal justice reform, particularly for communities of color, was one of the principal reasons Coloradans voted two-to-one to legalize marijuana. Now, just over a...

Eyewitness ID reform: Moving right along in Colorado

When State Sen. Ellen Roberts summoned the only person signed up to testify against the eyewitness identification reform bill, there was no response. He didn't show.

Oklahoma to use secretly-sourced, experimental lethal injections in spite of court...

Oklahoma revealed plans Tuesday to use an experimental mix of lethal injections from a secret source to execute two men later this month. Despite a ruling that secrecy around Oklahoma’s purchases of lethal injections is unconstitutional, the state’s attorney general’s office still won’t identify the source of the drugs.

State’s fiscal forecast is up; movement on expanding train transit and...

Notes from the 70th day of the Colorado legislative session.