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Tag Archives: isolation

The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]...

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September 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Deja vu all over again on prolonged prison isolation

In the 1820s, the American penal system sought to end mutilating, amputating and putting convicts to death by housing them alone in isolation cells. The […]...

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March 26, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Head Cases

"There I was, lying on the concrete floor with a hole through my skull the size of a .50 caliber slug, trying to stop the profuse bleeding."...

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April 29, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth

News Poem: ‘Deprivation’

Deep in the back seat of the dark car, his feet spread wide apart, the thing done that needed to be done made a deep slow breath taste sweet as whiskey. He nudged the little metal window lever forward, ermp....

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October 21, 2013 Movable Feast, The Blogs

CO Prison Officials Acknowledge Chief’s Murder Tied to Solitary Confinement Policies

To have known Tom Clements during his first year in Colorado meant hearing a statistic, sometimes over and over again, that haunted him as director of the state’s Corrections Department....

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July 8, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics
Colorado ‘Treatment’ Facility Held Mentally Disabled Teen in Solitary for 25 Days

Colorado ‘Treatment’ Facility Held Mentally Disabled Teen in Solitary for 25 Days

Fourteen-year-old Kiondre Davison had a habit of acting up in school and running away from home. Social services officials stepped in to help. They sent him to El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, a teen treatment center that touts its...

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May 9, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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