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Lawmakers Trying To Restrict Solitary Confinement

A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill.

04/22/2014

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Bill Addressing Jail For Fines Clears First Hurdle

A bill addressing concerns over poor people being jailed for failing to pay municipal court fines cleared its first Colorado House committee.

02/25/2014

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First Hearing On Bill Addressing Jail For Fines

Colorado lawmakers will debate a bill that tries to address concerns over poor people being jailed for failing to pay court fines.

02/25/2014

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Group Of Moms Descend On Capitol To Protest Arming Teachers

Colorado’s public schools would be allowed to permit teachers to carry concealed weapons under a bill up for discussion Tuesday in the Legislature.

02/11/2014

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Colorado Democrats Uphold Concealed Gun Permits

Colorado Democrats continue to hold the line against Republican attempts to roll back gun restrictions, voting again to turn down a proposal removing permit requirements to carry concealed weapons.

02/04/2014

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CBS4 Parolee Investigation Prompts Legislative Hearings

A series of CBS4 ”Justice Failed” investigations into gaps in Colorado’s intensive supervision program for parolees has prompted the Colorado House Judiciary Committee to schedule oversight hearings into the program.

07/26/2013

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Emergency Cellphone Access For Police Considered

Cellphones may be subject to warrantless review by law enforcement in times of emergency under a bill up for review in Colorado Tuesday.

04/23/2013

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2 Colorado Gun Bills Get 1st House OK With Less Controversy

The Colorado House gave initial OK to requiring in-person training for conceal-carry permits and strengthening a ban on gun ownership by domestic-violence offenders.

03/28/2013

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Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Won’t Move Forward

A Democrat proposal to repeal the death penalty in Colorado failed amid uncertainty about whether Gov. John Hickenlooper would support the bill.

03/26/2013

Maisha Fields-Pollard, whose brother Javad Marshall-Fields was murdered, testifies on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Considering Death Penalty Repeal Hear Emotional Testimony

A man urging Colorado lawmakers to abolish capital punishment lifted a container holding some of his son’s ashes Tuesday and said the death penalty would not bring his son justice.

03/19/2013

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