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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...

Denver averts halfway-house crisis — for now The city council just...

There will be no mass reincarceration of hundreds of Denver halfway-house residents, the city council ensured Monday. The council voted unanimously to approve one contract...

Mayor shames city council for private-prison divorce as Denver charts a...

It appears some early fears created by the Denver City Council’s Aug. 5 decision to sever ties with controversial halfway-house providers can for now...

Ask The Indy: What we know about the GEO Group and...

It's been a hot summer for GEO Group, the Florida-based company that owns and operates the Aurora ICE Processing Center.  Hundreds of people protested outside...

Denver “optimistic” halfway house residents won’t be returned to jail, prison...

Denver officials say they are hopeful they can reach a near-term agreement to keep six privately run halfway houses open into 2020.  As for what...

In stunner, conflicted Denver City Council kills contracts with private prison...

Taking an extraordinary stand against the nation’s two largest private prison companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic, Denver City Council voted late Monday not to...

Lawmakers put the kibosh on leasing Huerfano prison, call for sentencing...

The Department of Corrections wants to reopen a shuttered prison in Walsenburg to house an expected rise in inmates next year, but lawmakers aren’t...

The feds are shutting down private prisons. But in Colorado it’s...

  News today that the Department of Justice plans to phase out its use of private prisons, calling them less safe and less effective than...

Study casts doubt on whether private prisons save states money

In the wake of news that private prison corporations are spending millions of dollars lobbying for tougher immigration laws comes a study saying that privatizing prisons does not save taxpayers any money and may increase costs in some cases.

The Root Causes of Crime in Colorado

One of Colorado's fastest growing budget line items is the corrections budget.  In the most recent fiscal year, 12.5% of the general fund state...