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Crime & Punishment


Maxed Out: Shipping inmates to private prisons is Colorado's cheap solution to overcrowding and violence. But so far, it's cost plenty
McPrison: Corruption and Scandal at a Private Lockup
Captive Market: How Crime Pays for Corporate America
Reach Out and Gouge Someone: Inmate Phone Services
Just Hop in the Van, Man: Private Extradition Companies
This Jail For Hire: Shipping Inmates Out of State


The Forgotten: Clemency for these six prisoners could save millions and serve justice -- so why won't Governor Ritter try it?
Clemency's Tough Calls: Before Ritter, Colorado's governers proved that clemency's risks came with rewards.
The Caged Life: Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?
Fortress of Solitude: The Bureau of Prisons is as good at keeping prisoners in as it is at keeping reporters out.
The Punisher: Censured but defiant, Carol Chambers goes after habitual criminals -- and cops, judges and lawyers -- like no other district attorney. But at what cost?
Checking Out of Lockdown: Inmate suicides put the spotlight on medical care at Colorado's supermax.
Bringing Down the Brotherhood: Inside the feds' war on the country's deadliest prison gang: 16 murders, 21 death-penalty cases, and snitches galore.
Starved for Attention: How do you break a high-security hunger strike? Put a lid on it.
Shades of Guilt: In the murder trial of Krystal Voss, doubt was everywhere and nothing was reasonable.
The Hit Man Nobody Knows: Pablo Escobar's Top Assassin
A Broken Code: Secret Intelligence Unit at ADX
Marked for Death: Snitch Killings in USP Florence
The Killing Floor: A Death in Colorado's Supermax
Hard Cell: The Supermax Lockdown
The Circle Game: Oscar Rivera vs. the Feds
Taking it to the Max: One Inmate's Quest For Safety
The Women of Supermax: Prison Isn't Just For Tough Guys
End of the Line: ADX, The New Alcatraz


The Poisoned Pen of Fort Lyon: Bought by the state for a dollar, Fort Lyon is rich in history, asbestos, sick inmates -- and trouble.
Head Games: 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?
If the Shoe Fits: Did prison officials look the other way while a guard's fetish turned violent?
Bulls Behaving Badly: Inmates blow the whistle on male guards at a Pueblo women's prison.
Death on the Installment Plan: Medical neglect, chronic disease, a hepatitis epidemic. Some Colorado prisoners pay for their crimes with their lives.
The Long Silence: Federal prisoners' fight to get the word out reaches unprintable extremes.
Wirtz Case Scenario: A Jailhouse Lawyer's Crusade
The Needle and the Damage Done: The Hep C Epidemic
Colorado's Oldest Lifer
Look For the Union URL: Labor Troubles at ADX
Fight Club: Prisoner Beatings at USP Florence
Waiting to Exile: Non-deportables Get Life
Buddha Behind Bars: Can Federal Prisons Find Inner Peace?
Con Heir: The Birdman's Disciple
The Pen is Mightier Than the Pen: Prison Censorship
Stealing Time: Aging Inmates
The Committed: A Prison for the Mentally Ill
Hard Time: Bunking With Marvin Gray
Update: State Settles Marvin Gray Case
King Rat: Chris Rodriguez
Killing Time: A Death Inside


Female Trouble: A guard's acquittal, new leadership -- and more allegations of misconduct at YOS
Prisoners of Sex: Colorado's costly program for violent teens was supposed to turn these girls around. Instead, they got turned out.
Extreme Aspen: Juvenile crime spree in resort town
Update: More fallout from Aspen's youthquake
The Boys Next Door: Housing Juvenile Sex Offenders
This Boy's Life: Joshua Beckius
Boy Wonder: International Uproar Over a Juvenile Abuse Case
A Failure to Rehabilitate: The Decline of YOS
Dealing With the Devil:, Part 2
Jacob Ind: The Killer and Mrs. Johnson
The Young and the Reckless: A Second Last Chance


Over and Over Again: Spending half a billion dollars on new prisons won't solve the state's biggest crime problem: the staggering failure rate of parole.
The Long Road Home: Why so many parolees go back to prison, and how a new approach could help turn them around
The Revolving Door: Some parolees face a run-on sentence
Update: Halfway House Director Convicted
Dismal House: Exploiting Prisoners at a Halfway House
The Hayward Bus: One Woman's Quest to Fix the System
Safely Behind Bars: Fidel Ramos
Please Release Me: Why Parole Doesn't Work
Halfway House Absconders: Still Getting Away With It


Arapahoe County DA Charges Death-Penalty Fees to the State: How does DA Carol Chambers beat the high cost of a death-penalty prosecution? By billing the prison system.
Cruel and Unusual: Declaring prison a waste of his time and your money, a minor felon seeks his own execution.
Penalty Zone: An indepth series looking at Colorado's endless debate over Capital Punishment.
Charmin' Billy: William Cody Neal, Part 2
Judgment Day: Brandy Duvall's Killers, Part 2
Dead Man Talking: The Letters of Gary Davis
Frank Rodriguez: A Fight to the Death


Cowboy Justice: They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates
The Cowboy Way: Union Defends Indicted Guards
A Real Harrass Man: The Paolino Lawsuits
Update: Joe Paolino Resigns
Full Disclosure: A Male Prison Guard Complains of Harrassment
Caught Off Guard: Sex Hijinks at Arkansas Valley


A Question of Intent: Rethinking Felony Murder
Zero to Life: The Lisl Auman Case
Update: The Auman Appeal and Felony Murder
Dead Reckoning: Michael Furlong's Unlucky Lovers
Liar, Liar: The DEA's Top Informant

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