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Teen Gets Maximum Sentence For Murder Of 13-Year-Old Boy

A teenager will spend decades behind bars for the murder of a 13-year-old boy.

07/10/2014

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Lawsuit: Guards Ignored Dying Prisoner’s Needs

The family of a mentally ill Colorado prison inmate who died in restraints filed a lawsuit Thursday saying that guards ignored his medical needs as he suffered a series of seizures.

06/19/2014

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Bill Addressing Fugitive Parolees Goes To Hickenlooper

A measure seeking the immediate arrest of parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device has cleared the Colorado Legislature and heads to the governor for his signature.

04/30/2014

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Restrictions On Solitary Confinement Pass House

The use of solitary confinement for inmates with a serious mental illness would be outlawed under a bill approved by the Colorado House.

04/28/2014

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Bill Seeks Immediate Arrest Of Fugitive Parolees

Parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device would be subject to immediate arrest under a bill approved by the Colorado House.

04/21/2014

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Inmates At 5 Colorado Prisons Ill With Mysterious Virus

More than 160 inmates in five Colorado prisons are sick with a mysterious virus.

04/20/2014

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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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