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‘Ban the Box’ bill would make it harder for employers to...

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Jan. 7. Since then it's moved through the legislative process at the Capitol with little resistance....

‘Ebel Effect’ drives surge in Colorado corrections spending

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

Hickenlooper’s budget takes aim at recidivism reduction package championed by Ritter

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget proposal cuts programs designed to reduce recidivism, prevent juveniles from entering the criminal justice system and cut the number of repeat drug offenders in jail -- programs former Gov. Bill Ritter's administration said were saving the state millions of dollars.

Bipartisan desire for grown-up talk about drugs not likely to be...

In an oddly rational television conversation on politics, the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara hosted state Sen. John Morse and Attorney General John Suthers in...

Penry: Ritter using downturn to push ‘soft on crime’ agenda

On Caplis and Silverman's KHOW talk radio show on Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry attacked Gov. Bill Ritter for releasing "hardened criminals" and sex offenders earlier than parole boards advised, picking up a well-worn GOP tack on Democrats as "soft on crime."

RAND Study Finds Immigration Status Has No Effect on Recidivism Rate

Illegal immigrants released from county jail in Los Angeles are no more likely to be rearrested than legal immigrants released during the same period,...