Yesterday, we posted about the ten Colorado counties with the most DUIs in 2012, using statistics from the NoDUIColorado.org website. But in addition to bust numbers, the site determines the average blood alcohol content of arrestees in each county. That allows us to figure out which county's drunk ... More >>
As the weather heats up, so do concerns that the camping ban Denver City Council approved a year ago has not worked as envisioned. Last week, Denver Homeless Out Loud released the results of its survey of 500 homeless people on the impact of the ban, which took effect on May 28, 2012. And tonight, ... More >>
Most physicians go through their entire careers without ever running afoul of state regulators. But two years after a 26-year-old inmate with chronic kidney problems died while under his care, prison doctor David M. Oba has received a sharply worded letter of admonition from the Colorado Department ... More >>
The use of private prisons by states and the federal government continues to increase, yielding billions in annual revenues for two dominant companies in the industry -- despite a lack of solid research that America's experiment with for-profit incarceration actually saves taxpayers money in the lon ... More >>
On October 28, 2010, a 26-year-old inmate named Terrell Griswold was found slumped over and unresponsive in his cell in the Bent County Correctional Facility, a private prison in southeastern Colorado. The official cause of death is listed as cardiac hypertrophy, or an enlarged heart. But Lagalia Af ... More >>
The secret behind long sentences handed out to repeat offenders in the 18th Judicial District
Mark MangerIt's distressing to learn that the good folks of Bent County are shelling out thousands of dollars a month to lobbyists in an effort to "repurpose" the decrepit, soon-to-be-shuttered state prison at Fort Lyon. After all, we suggested five amazingly practical new uses for the old pl ... More >>
Mark MangerA delegation from Bent County and Governor John Hickenlooper's office went to Washington this week in an effort to interest the federal government in "repurposing" the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, a remote and troubled state prison on the eastern plains that's scheduled to clos ... More >>
Mark MangerAmong the painful budget cuts proposed by Governor John Hickenlooper on Tuesday, one long-overdue move should earn points from prison reformers as well as bean counters -- shutting down the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility, a geriatric hoosegow on the eastern plains that was suppose ... More >>
A photo from the StimulusColorado.org website. StimulusColorado.org, a new website co-sponsored by Associated General Contractors of Colorado, the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, Colorado Contractors Association, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Denver ... More >>
In 1992, Westword published its ninth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Last Stand (the Denver Zephyrs, about to be supplanted by the Colorado Rockies) to Best Bail Bondsman (Duane Chapman, before he became known as “Dog”) to Best — and Sometimes ... More >>
Bought by the state for a dollar, Fort Lyon is rich in history, asbestos, sick inmates — and trouble.
Ron Ruhr thinks a lot of himself, but not as much as Colorado wildlife officials did.
Colorado's cheap solution to prison overcrowding has cost inmates plenty. It could cost the state millions.
FARMERS IN SPRINGFIELD REVOLT AGAINST A PRIVATE-PRISON PLAN.