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Feds pay out $175k for ADX suicide

It was sick enough that the federal Bureau of Prisons let Robert Knott degenerate so far that he killed himself in its ADX supermax...

Feds pay $175,000 settlement for ADX suicide

It was sick enough that the federal Bureau of Prisons let Robert Knott degenerate to the point that he killed himself in its ADX...

Why Gitmo detainees won’t save a dud Colorado supermax

The plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has triggered a flurry of election-year fear mongering about the possibility of federal detainees...

Bennet, Gardner and Coffman reject Obama’s Gitmo plans

Members of arrollolorado's congressional delegation were swift to respond to President Barack Obama's case he delivered this morning to close the detention facility at Guantanamo...

Cory Gardner: Make room in the Supermax prison for Hillary Clinton

Colorado's newest U.S. Senator, Republican Cory Gardner, has a joke about Hillary Clinton and Colorado's Supermax prison. He's told it at least once on the presidential...

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...

Thirty-one years of solitude…and counting

  How long should the government be allowed to imprison someone in extreme isolation? Indefinitely, according to a new federal appeals court ruling. The case, Thomas Silverstein....

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."

ADX prisoner remained hogtied for hours after death

Officials kept the lifeless body shackled for hours even when they moved it to the hospital in Cañon City and waited for the coroner to officially declare it dead, even after the coroner's repeat requests to just please remove the chains.

Supermax prisoner Robert Knott finds family after death

It’s Ho-Chunk custom to honor their dead with a four-day, four-night ceremony. But there was no such service for Robert Knott, who returned to his Winnebago tribe 18 days too late.