A judge removes DA Carol Chambers from a death-penalty case -- and blasts prosecution misconduct.
How does DA Carol Chambers beat the high cost of a death-penalty prosecution? By billing the prison system.
A bureaucratic loophole limits halfway house residents' access to health care, making it harder to survive on the outside.
Bought by the state for a dollar, Fort Lyon is rich in history, asbestos, sick inmates — and trouble.
The Bureau of Prisons is as good at keeping prisoners in as it is at keeping reporters out.
Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?
Numbers can lie, as shown by estimates of Mexican sex offenders.
At least one out of every five Colorado prisoners is mentally ill -- some violent, some undetected or untreated. How did the Big House become the Bug House?
Eric Reynolds was thirteen the last time he tasted freedom.
Who knew Shakespeare was so good at rehabilitation?
A Man Out of Time
The monks have moved on, but it's another vintage year in Cañon City.
Pen and stink in the Jeffco jail.
Inmate suicides put the spotlight on medical care at Colorado's supermax.
The cost of sending money to prisoners just went up -- way up.
A lawsuit claims brutal treatment of prisoners after last year's riot.
Did prison officials look the other way while a guard's fetish turned violent?
Inside the feds’ war on the country’s deadliest prison gang: 16 murders, 21 death-penalty cases, and snitches galore.
How do you break a high-security hunger strike? Put a lid on it.
From the week of January 13, 2005
From the week of January 6, 2005
Life in prison can be a riot.
Shipping inmates to private prisons is Colorado's cheap solution to overcrowding and violence. But so far, it's cost plenty.
Carandiru reveals the human side of Brazilian prisoners, then leads us to their slaughter.
Inmates blow the whistle on male guards at a Pueblo women's prison.
Joseph Paiva was born defective, but prosecutors stamped him a habitual criminal.
The story of the Magdalene asylums raises questions about the Catholic Church in Ireland.
From the week of June 10, 2003
They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates.
Why so many parolees go back to prison, and how a new approach could help turn them around.
Life with a cellie isn't quite hell.
Colorado's costly program for violent teens was supposed to turn these girls around. Instead, they got turned out.
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