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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 Seeks Immediate Arrest Of Fugitive Parolees

Parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device would be subject to immediate arrest under a bill approved by the Colorado House.

04/21/2014

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Colorado Senate Approves Solitary Confinement Curb

A proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.

04/14/2014

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Bill Changing Prison Earned Time In Colorado Fails

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.

03/13/2014

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Woman Gets 27 Months In Prison For Giving Gun To Evan Ebel

A woman who pleaded guilty to buying the handgun used to kill the director of Colorado’s prisons was sentenced to more than two years in prison and three years supervision Monday.

03/03/2014

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Bill Addressing Inmates’ Earned Time Passes House

The Colorado House approved a measure giving prisons authority to revoke inmates’ earned time for any reason or if they have committed a violent crime while incarcerated.

02/25/2014

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Colorado Prison Director Seeks Isolation Reform

Colorado’s new Corrections Department director is promising to reform solitary confinement policies after spending the night in an isolated cell, an experiment he said left him “feeling twitchy and paranoid.”

02/21/2014

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Bill Would Change Earned Time In Colorado Prisons

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.

02/20/2014

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Hickenlooper Remembers Tragedies In State Of The State Address

Gov. John Hickenlooper harkened back to a year of tragedy, massive wildfires and historic floods during his annual State of the State address Thursday.

01/09/2014

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Judge Denies Bid To Reduce Saudi Man’s Sentence

A Colorado judge on Thursday denied a Saudi man’s request to return to his home country to complete his prison term for sexually abusing his Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her as a virtual slave.

01/03/2014

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