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Tag Archives: Jack Powers

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

Federal supermax in Colo condemned as torturous

The federal supermax in Colorado, once described by its former warden as “a cleaner version of hell,” is, in effect, a torture chamber, according to […]...

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July 16, 2014 Criminal Justice, In-Depth

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

‘Finally out and among the living’

  Jack Powers is an inmate in the federal Bureau of Prisons convicted of bank robbery and escaping from prison. He spent more than a […]...

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November 28, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth

Lawyers force emergency transfer of mentally ill ADX prisoner

It’s distressing enough that a 29-year-old prisoner at the federal supermax in Florence has been spending his days face against a wall, making sculptures of his feces and smearing it on his body and his hair. ...

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October 2, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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