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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...

Dean Williams, head of Corrections Department, talks punishment and redemption Williams:...

Dean Williams, executive director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, would love to see inmates earning a decent wage bailing hay and pruning hemp for...

Parole-eligible inmates would be released under new bill — to boost...

With thousands of parole-eligible inmates behind bars in a state prison system that’s filled to capacity, lawmakers are pushing criminal justice reforms aimed at...

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...

Wiretap: In cutting a deal with Dems, Trump strikes a blow...

If you had in your pool a Republican Party civil war in Year One of the Trump administration, you may be a winner. Trump...

‘Ebel Effect’ drives surge in Colorado corrections spending

The problem has gone up enormously since the murder of prisons chief Tom Clements.