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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...

Senators push to reopen state prison in final week of the...

Update: The House Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 along party lines to kill the bill on Tuesday.  A last-ditch effort to open a controversial high-security prison...

Lawmakers at odds with Hickenlooper administration over leasing private prison

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration doubled down on its calls to open a shuttered private prison, saying efforts by lawmakers to enact sentencing reforms instead...

Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday appointed Wisconsin’s former prisons chief, Rick Raemisch, as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. For his part, Raemisch described himself in a prepared statement as “a strong law and order individual, but I also believe that people can change.”

Penry: Ritter using downturn to push ‘soft on crime’ agenda

On Caplis and Silverman's KHOW talk radio show on Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry attacked Gov. Bill Ritter for releasing "hardened criminals" and sex offenders earlier than parole boards advised, picking up a well-worn GOP tack on Democrats as "soft on crime."

Bad Publicity Not So Bad In Corrections

They've lost a government contract in Colorado. They've been part of a Department of Corrections (DOC) audit where a state official was found to...

Dealing With Drugs, Part II

Faced with an overflowing prison population and an exploding corrections budget, Colorado legislators took an important step this session that could result in reform...

Embattled Prison Firm Also Runs ICE Lockup

A prisons business that recently lost a contract with the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) is also running an in-state federal facility that detains...