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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.