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Polis signals he wants private prisons like Kit Carson kept shut...

Gov. Jared Polis is seeking permission from lawmakers that would make it easier for his administration to deny the transfer of out-of-state inmates into...

The Polis administration wants to open a state prison ASAP. Here’s...

Colorado lawmakers are scrambling to nail down a plan to create space in the state’s prison system after the prison company GEO Group announced...

Private prisons on the chopping block next legislative session  A proposed...

Democratic lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to begin closing private prisons in Colorado.  The Prison Population Management Interim Study Committee passed a proposed bill...

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...

Polis calls for re-opening Cañon City prison as back-up to reform...

This story was updated at 4 p.m. on Friday with reaction from lawmakers and edited for clarity  Gov. Jared Polis wants to re-open a mothballed...

Nearly half of Colorado inmates are parole eligible but still behind...

Roughly 8,700 Colorado inmates — 43 percent of Colorado's entire 20,200-person prison population — are eligible for parole. Yet they remain behind bars. It's a situation...

Why Gitmo detainees won’t save a dud Colorado supermax

The plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has triggered a flurry of election-year fear mongering about the possibility of federal detainees...

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on a plan to put the prison to use.
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