Mentally ill inmates at the federal supermax prison southwest of Colorado Springs languish for months, even years, in solitary confinement, according to a new U.S. Justice Department report.
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.
- The federal class-action lawsuit filed Friday on behalf of 154 inmates seeks millions of dollars in compensation.Read more
A year after the murder of corrections chief Tom Clements, his push to limit the use of solitary confinement continues. Some say the killing has resulted in stricter enforcement of parole and an increase in the inmate population for the first time in years.
New Department of Corrections head Rick Raemisch vows to continue efforts to reform the prison system initiated by the late Tom Clements.