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The plan strengthens a compromise considered by legislators as they prepare to approve statewide jail standards for the first time in the state’s history
The lawsuit alleged that assessment and treatment delays for pneumonia by medical staff led to the amputation of the inmate’s left hand and portions of his other limbs
“Christine took an oath and that oath was to protect the citizens of the state of Colorado, and she lost her life doing just that,” Corrections Chief Andre Stancil said
Mark Fox was one of four men who escaped the Bent County jail in late July; authorities say he is considered to be armed and dangerous
The Bent County sheriff said the group escaped by forcing their way through drywall in the ceiling of a cell, which used to serve as the jail’s kitchen
The victim, a 52-year-old youth services employee, was stabbed multiple times in his arm, abdomen, shoulder and neck
AcuDetox and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing are showing value in one Colorado county
New standards include the use of soft restraints, rather than metal cuffs; the routine involvement of health professionals; and regular checks on restrained inmates
Deputies can ID inmates as immigrants who are potentially violating civil immigration law and then hold them until ICE picks them up for detention
Last year, people in the Department of Corrections and their families paid $7.7 million to talk on the phone
Larimer County’s pioneering program connects defendants facing mid-level felony charges with support from mental health professionals to speed up court proceedings
A coalition made seven demands of commissioners before marching to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
Alexis Hein-Nutz was a week shy from celebrating her 25th birthday; the suspect had a falsified green card and SS card
Police officials, prosecutors and halfway house operators had condemned the policy as jeopardizing public safety
One teacher says he now spends a quarter of his work week on a security shift