A proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Gov. John Hickenlooper harkened back to a year of tragedy, massive wildfires and historic floods during his annual State of the State address Thursday.
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.
The Colorado Department of Corrections has chosen a new leader for its much criticized parole division.
Colorado prison officials are being directed to stop placing mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement as the corrections department continues to decrease the number of people on administrative segregation.