A new report finds the number of felony cases filed by prosecutors has jumped 50 percent in just five years, and the state could soon be spending a billion dollars a year on prisons.
Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado became the first state to provide inmates with tablets in 2016. Now, more than one in 10 correctional facilities nationwide offer tablets to their inmates.
But prison officials warn lawmakers they could run out of space to hold people as soon as next year.
About 3,200 inmates in America's state and federal prisons identified as transgender in 2012, according to the latest available data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol say they want to be sure prison population growth numbers are right before they appropriate funds.
Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City is one of the first prisons in the country to experiment with virtual reality.
The suit claims Moses-EL was the subject of a shoddy investigation and the willful destruction of evidence.
Colorado has been working since 2011 to cut the number of people held in solitary confinement.
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.