Scott HowardThe story of Scott Howard, who endured extortion and rape by an inmate gang in Colorado's prison system, was told in detail for the first time in my feature "The Devil's Playground" three months ago. But our account quickly went viral -- and Howard, now free to speak out about pri ... More >>
Inmates claim Ronald Ferguson had been in the unit only a few hours when he was killed.Last week, we reported on the bludgeoning death of inmate Ronald Ferguson, a convicted child molester, at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility outside of Canon City. A fifty-year-old habitual off ... More >>
Shipping inmates to private prisons is Colorado's cheap solution to overcrowding and violence. But so far, it's cost plenty.
A jailbreak before election day could have been a PR disaster -- if anyone had known about it.
How a private prison brought jobs-and violence, corruption and scandal-to Burlington.
Jobs. Gadgets. Profits. Crime pays big-time for the prison-industrial complex.
Pharmacist Bob Gusich has been a real pill for the state prison system.
Whatcha gonna do? Let a private company try to handle your juvenile delinquents?
COLORADO'S HIGHEST-SECURITY PRISON ISN'T JUST FOR TOUGH GUYS.
CRIME MAY NOT PAY, BUT ELECTRONIC HOME DETENTION SURE DOES.