Tag 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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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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Colorado spending $208 million on empty solitary confinement prison

From Denver Post.com 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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