In rural Colorado, the best paying job, and one of the most secure, may be working at the nearby prison. But in the towns of Brush and Walsenburg, those jobs are evaporating as private prisons facilities close. These for-profit prisons are fairly new, built to house inmates that state prisons didn't have room for. Zachary Barr's story begins in Brush.
Prison Closings Lead to Job Losses
Double Your Gift To CPR
Many companies match charitable contributions made by their employees. If you made a recent gift to CPR your donation may be doubled.
Listen to The Taxman
A new podcast from CPR News takes an in-depth look at Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights—TABOR— considered either the worst thing that’s happened to the state, or the best.
Most Viewed News
By CPR News Staff and The Associated Press
By Grace Hood