Colorado Senate Approves Solitary Confinement CurbA proposal aimed at reducing the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with serious mental illness has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.
Bill Changing Prison Earned Time In Colorado FailsDemocrats 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.
Woman Gets 27 Months In Prison For Giving Gun To Evan EbelA 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.
Bill Addressing Inmates' Earned Time Passes HouseThe 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 Prison Director Seeks Isolation ReformColorado'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."
Bill Would Change Earned Time In Colorado PrisonsColorado 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.
Hickenlooper Remembers Tragedies In State Of The State AddressGov. John Hickenlooper harkened back to a year of tragedy, massive wildfires and historic floods during his annual State of the State address Thursday.
Judge Denies Bid To Reduce Saudi Man's SentenceA 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.
Colorado Parole Division Gets New DirectorThe Colorado Department of Corrections has chosen a new leader for its much criticized parole division.
Mentally Ill Won't Be Put In Solitary Confinement In ColoradoColorado 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.
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Solitary Confinement Declines In ColoradoThe number of Colorado inmates in solitary confinement is declining and prison officials say they're looking at changing policies to continue the trend.
Colorado Prosecutor Opposes Saudi's DeportationA Saudi national convicted of sexually abusing his housekeeper should remain behind bars in Colorado in case investigators find some link between him and the slaying of the state's prisons director, a prosecutor said Friday.
Colorado Official: Saudi Inmate Investigated In Clements DeathAuthorities investigated a Colorado prison inmate from Saudi Arabia in the slaying of the state's corrections chief, the state's assistant prison director testified, but they apparently found nothing linking the prisoner to the killing.
Saudi Arabia Seeks Native Convicted Of Sex AssaultA Saudi Arabian official asked a Colorado judge Thursday to let a Saudi man return to his home country to serve probation and enter a treatment program for sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave.