“We shouldn't be punishing people who are innocent until proven guilty unnecessarily,” Denver's independent monitor says.
Before resigning, Judge Daniel Powell worked part-time in both Alamosa and Monte Vista as both of the towns’ chief local judge.
Judge Daniel Powell frequently jails people for weeks for not being able to pay fines, a report says.
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.
There are plenty of reasons why Pueblo’s jail is so overcrowded. Solutions are harder to come by.
- State officials acknowledge some inmates are waiting longer than 28 days but say the problem isn't as severe as the advocacy group claims.Read more
- Investigators have not released a cause and manner of the man's death, which they say does not appear to be suspicious.Read more