Advocates are urging state judges to be more liberal about letting pre-trial defendants leave jail without paying a cash bond.
The move away from money bail is part of a larger trend sweeping the country on how to treat defendants pre-trial — before they’ve been convicted of anything.
Republican Sen. Don Coram and Democratic Rep. Adrienne Benavidez join Colorado Matters to discuss what state lawmakers are trying to do to address the problem.
Blacks make up just 4.2 percent of the state’s population, but account for 12.4 percent of all arrests and summons made in 2015.
A judge's decision this summer not to sentence a CU Boulder student to prison for sexual assault has led to a questions about whether judges need more sentencing options for sex offenders.
- ProPublica examined more than 7,000 "risk scores" and found troubling racial disparities.Read more
"I can't defend" how parolees like Kevin Monteiro are treated when they're released far from their parole office, with no housing, says Rick Raemisch, the state's prison chief.
In the second of a five-part series, we look at Colorado's parole system through the eyes of parolee Kevin Monteiro. He was released this past June.
In the first of a five-part series, we look at Colorado's parole system through the eyes of parolee Kevin Monteiro. He was released last June.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a misdemeanor under current Colorado law, no matter how many prior convictions a driver has.