Colorado Department of Corrections
The killer of Jessica Ridgeway has been moved to a prison in another state.
The use of solitary confinement for inmates with a serious mental illness would be outlawed under a bill approved by the Colorado House.
A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill.
Dozens of inmates have been quarantined at the Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City.
Investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service believe they have uncovered a complex scheme that successfully scammed the government.
The search is over for a prisoner released by mistake from the Jefferson County Jail.
The search continues for a prisoner released by mistake from the Jefferson County Jail.
A manhunt across southeastern Colorado that involved the Colorado National Guard and dozens of law enforcement officers has resulted in the recapture of three of four inmates who had escaped from the Otero County Jail.
The Colorado House approved a measure giving prisons authority to revoke inmates’ earned time for any reason or if they have committed a violent crime while incarcerated.
Colorado’s new Corrections Department director is promising to reform solitary confinement policies after spending the night in an isolated cell, an experiment he said left him “feeling twitchy and paranoid.”