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Fort Lyon Correctional Facility

Homeless people sleeping on the 16th Street Mall (credit: CBS)

Businesses Say Denver Dropped The Ball On Homeless Camping Ban

Some Denver businesses admit they’re having buyer’s remorse. They say they bought Denver City Council’s line last year when the city wanted support to keep people from sleeping on the 16th Street Mall.

05/15/2013

Fort Lyon in 2013 (credit: CBS)

Uncertain Future For Fort Lyon Appears Settled

A plan to turn a former prison in southeast Colorado into a treatment center for the homeless appears to have cleared a final hurdle.

05/07/2013

Fort Lyon in 2013 (credit: CBS)

Plan For Former Prison Stalled In Legislature

A plan to turn a former prison in southeast Colorado into a treatment center for the homeless has been defeated by state lawmakers.

05/03/2013

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Lawmaker Says Fort Lyon For The Homeless Right Idea, Wrong Location

Colorado lawmakers are considering a $4 million bill to help the homeless. It calls for turning the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility into a residential treatment center.

05/01/2013

Fort Lyons Correctional Facility (credit: www.doc.state.co.us)

Dispute Over Fort Lyon Correctional Facility Brewing In Colorado

A dispute over what to do with a former prison in rural southeast Colorado is dividing the state Legislature.

04/15/2013

Fort Lyons Correctional Facility (credit: www.doc.state.co.us)

Colorado Lawmakers Touring Shuttered Fort Lyon Correctional Facility

A former prison in southeast Colorado is getting a visit from state lawmakers who are considering whether to repurpose the prison as a treatment center for the homeless.

01/21/2013

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Former Prison To Become Site For Homeless Vets

An aging former prison in southeast Colorado is unusable for many purposes and should be turned into housing for the chronically homeless, state budget-writers were told Thursday.

11/29/2012

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Colorado Closing Canon City Prison

Colorado will close a second state prison in two years because of a declining inmate population, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday.

03/19/2012

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Mortgage Money Going To Colorado Homeowners, Veterans

Homeowners facing foreclosure and veterans in need of temporary housing will be among the recipients of Colorado’s portion of a $25 billion settlement with mortgage lenders.

03/16/2012

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Lawmakers Question Colorado Prison Spending

Colorado’s inmate population is about the same as it was in 2004. But the proposed budget for the state Department of Corrections is about $150 million higher than it was eight years ago.

03/15/2012

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