Department of Corrections
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.
The Colorado Department of Corrections has chosen a new leader for its much criticized parole division.
A Saudi man convicted of sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave is trying to get his sentence reduced.
Police in Denver will host a community notification meeting about a sexually violent predator who has been released from the Department of Corrections.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 300 prison sentences have been changed as a result of a state audit that was initiated after a man who killed the Colorado prisons chief was let out too soon.
Colorado judges have declined to change prison sentences in more than 1,200 cases that officials said may have mistakenly allowed convicts to reduce their time.