Department of Corrections
A teenager will spend decades behind bars for the murder of a 13-year-old boy.
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.
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.
The use of solitary confinement for inmates with a serious mental illness would be outlawed under a bill approved by the Colorado House.
Parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device would be subject to immediate arrest under a bill approved by the Colorado House.
More than 160 inmates in five Colorado prisons are sick with a mysterious virus.
A proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.
Dozens of inmates have been quarantined at the Territorial Correctional Facility in Canon City.
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.
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.