A Saudi linguist convicted of sexually assaulting a housekeeper and keeping her a virtual slave for four years in Colorado has cleared initial administrative hurdles to be transferred to Saudi Arabia under a United States treaty with that country.
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.
A guard and an inmate are dead in a prison van crash on Colorado’s Eastern Plains.
A southern Colorado town worried about the closing of a state prison there next year could look to a nearby facility for hope.
Convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap has been transferred to the Sterling Correctional Facility where he will have the opportunity to exercise five days a week as part of an agreement between prison officials and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The number of inmates in Colorado prisons is falling for the first time in years, and economists predict a steeper slide in coming years due to new state laws.