Category Archives: Colorado

Half a Life in Solitary: How Colorado Made a Young Man Insane

After being wrongly convicted,  Mandez went to prison and was promptly placed into solitary for institutional offenses so petty that they almost beggar belief. Excerpts from The Atlantic – “The story of Sam Mandez is appalling on so many different … Continue reading

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ACLU Demands DHS End Solitary Confinement of Children | ACLU – Colorado

ACLU Demands Department of Human Services End Solitary Confinement of Children in Pueblo Residential Treatment Center Prolonged seclusion of children at El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch violates Department’s child care regulations   DENVER – In a letter sent today, the … Continue reading

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Colo. governor orders audit of sentence records as Investigators search for links in three killings

By Erica Goode and Dan Frosch  |  NEW YORK TIMES      APRIL 05, 2013  When Tom Clements, the head of Colorado’s prison system, was shot to death at his front door last month, the killing seemed a planned assassination … Continue reading

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Prison Hospice Program Helps Prisoners Die With Dignity

Excerpts, Denver Post “Colorado’s prison population is aging quickly and more inmates than ever are sick with illnesses that will kill them long before their sentences are up. In the first state prison hospice program in the nation, inmates of … Continue reading

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The Monster Machine

 ABCNews’ Dan Harris voluntarily spends 48 hours in a tiny cell at the Denver County Jail. Part 1 Watch full episode here on ABCNews

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Colorado spending $208 million on empty solitary confinement prison

From Denver By David Olinger CAÑON CITY — Three days ago, Colorado shut down a brand-new prison it didn’t need. Unless the state government finds someone else who can use it, Colorado taxpayers can expect to spend $208 million for … Continue reading

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