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Colorado Senate Approves Solitary Confinement Curb

A proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.

04/14/2014

The Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City (credit: doc.state.co.us)

Inmates In Canon City With Possible Norovirus Say They Don’t Get Soap

Dozens of inmates have been quarantined at the Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City.

04/12/2014

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Bill Changing Prison Earned Time In Colorado Fails

Democrats have rejected a proposal to give Colorado prisons the power to revoke inmates’ earned time, saying the measure raised safety concerns and discouraged good behavior.

03/13/2014

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Bill Would Change Earned Time In Colorado Prisons

Colorado prisons would have the power to revoke inmates’ earned time for any reason, or if they have committed a violent crime while incarcerated, with a bill given initial approval Thursday in the House.

02/20/2014

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Colorado Parole Division Gets New Director

The Colorado Department of Corrections has chosen a new leader for its much criticized parole division.

12/31/2013

Homaidan Al-Turki (credit: Colorado Department of Corrections)

Al-Turki Asking For Release From Prison

A Saudi man convicted of sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave is trying to get his sentence reduced.

10/24/2013

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Police To Inform Neighbors About Sexually Violent Predator

Police in Denver will host a community notification meeting about a sexually violent predator who has been released from the Department of Corrections.

10/01/2013

Department of Corrections Executive Director Rick Raemisch (credit: CBS)

DOC Chief: Parole Supervision Needs Improvement

The head of Colorado prisons told lawmakers his department needs to improve the monitoring of parolees, and that officials are considering using cell phones instead of electronic bracelets to do so.

09/27/2013

Rep. Mark Waller at the state Legislature's Joint Judiciary Committee on parolees on Thursday (credit: CBS)

State Lawmakers Examine ‘Ongoing Culture Of Problems’ At Parole Dept.

The Colorado Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee began investigating Thursday what one legislator described as an ‘ongoing culture of problems’ within the state parole department.

09/27/2013

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Dept. Of Corrections Admits: Parolees Routinely Downgraded Due To Budget Concerns

Four months after a CBS4 investigation revealed dangerous Colorado parolees were getting lower levels of supervision due to perceived budget problems and after the Colorado Department of Corrections vehemently disputed the reports, the agency is now acknowledging the CBS4 investigation was correct.

08/30/2013

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