Colorado has been working since 2011 to cut the number of people held in solitary confinement.
Colorado Department of Corrections
The guards are part of a group from Afghanistan being trained at the International Correctional Management Training Center.
In March, 2013 a state parolee killed the popular head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom Clements, and Nathan Leon, a father of three. Leon's family says his death didn't get the attention it deserved.
Remerg.com is trying to reduce recidivism in the state by offering help with jobs, housing and counseling for people just released from Colorado prisons.
Moses-El was convicted in 1988 of raping and assaulting a woman. In a retrial nearly 30 years later, a jury found him not guilty.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced it will stop using corporations to run its prisons. Critics say the state should sever its ties with the private prison industry too.
- Prosecutors say Smith harassed and intimidated offenders at the Arrowhead Correctional Center, where he had been employed for 10 years.Read more
Clarence Moses-EL spent half his life behind bars for a rape he says he didn't commit. Now he faces the possibility of a new trial.
- "Prison labor? But everything at Whole Foods is supposed to be cage-free," Colbert joked.Read more