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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...

Colorado’s prison population was projected to balloon. Now analysts aren’t so...

Colorado’s methods of projecting how many inmates will fill its correctional facilities long have been flawed, leading to overcounts that can cost taxpayers and...

As of today, 11,467 Colorado parolees can register to vote. Will...

Some 11,500 parolees living in Colorado gained the right to vote today. One of them, Paul Robison, wasted no time registering. “It’s incredibly important to...

Capitol review: 4 key immigrant bills passed, but a big one...

Editor's note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on immigration. We...

Bail, jail reforms promise relief for Colorado’s poorest

Colorado took a first step this week toward reforming a cash bail system that burdens the state’s poorest defendants. House Bill 1225, which eliminates cash...

Colorado could restore voting rights to 9,000 felons this year County...

Colorado isn’t planning to let people vote from prison any time soon, but about 9,000 convicted felons could win back their right to vote...

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...

House panel advances bill softening sentences for drug possession Sentencing reforms...

Update: The House Finance Committee passed the bill on April 8 by a vote of 10-1. It now goes to the Appropriations Committee.  Colorado lawmakers...

Colorado moves to provide free tampons to women in jails Not...

On January 24, Elisabeth Epps was sentenced to 27 days in the Arapahoe County Jail for obstructing a peace officer at a pool party in 2015. While...

“Ban the box” movement takes aim at college applications And this...

Majid Mohammad knows first-hand what a criminal record can do to your self-esteem. Mohammed, who served seven years behind bars for robbery, wanted to go...