In what amounts to a landmark decision, a federal judge has ruled that the conditions of solitary confinement at the Colorado State Penitentiary constitute "a paradigm of inhumane treatment" and must change -- notably, so that inmates locked down in their cells 23 hours a day can have at least three ... More >>
Drunk and belligerent is now way to go through life. But drunk and belligerent and the mayor of a town? Well, that takes a special kind of shmuck -- one like Ron Hinkle, the mayor of the town of Florence, who resigned on Wednesday, two weeks after resident C.J. Youngs chastised him during a city mee ... More >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
This past week, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, dubbed the "Underwear Bomber" after a failed attempt to bring down an airliner in December 2009, joined the ranks of Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Terry Nichols (who conspired with Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing) and others as one of the most ... More >>
No. 3.The 9/11 events being memorialized on Sunday, ten years after they shook the world, didn't take place in Colorado. But our state has no shortage of connections to terrorists -- and not only because plenty of them are housed at Florence's Supermax facility. Below, we look at the most pr ... More >>
Christianity has Easter and Judaism has Passover -- and there are dinners and ritual events widely available for both those celebrations. And for the pagan-centric religions, there's Beltania, the annual camping/music/spiritual festival in the mountains near Florence, Colorado, which kicks of ... More >>
Gruel it is for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols.Terry Nichols has lost his drawn-out plea for more wholesome prison fare. Last Thursday, Colorado U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello dismissed the convicted Oklahoma City bomber conspirator's claims that he needs a diet of ... More >>
Convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is on a hunger strike, because he doesn't like the food served at Supermax, the federal prison in Florence where he's housed with a who's who of this country's criminals. Last Thursday, Nichols filed a five-page, hand-written note in ... More >>
Trapped in a prison race war, Tony Francis had three choices: kill, snitch or run. He found another way out.
At the federal supermax, it isn't just the inmates who think management is unfair.