Colorado has been working since 2011 to cut the number of people held in solitary confinement.
James Holmes' location had been a tightly held secret after he was moved out of Colorado following an attack by another inmate.
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.
As Colorado becomes a hub for entrepreneurs, one venture capitalist wants to help former inmates jump on the bandwagon.
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.
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.
After winning an Aspen Ideas Award at last year's Aspen Ideas Festival, a project called On the Same Page United has launched at a Colorado prison.
- Across the U.S., more than 1,000 inmates will now be considered for parole or reduced prison time.Read more
- The number of elderly male inmates in U.S. prisons has gotten 15 times bigger than what was in the early 1980s.Read more