“This will significantly reduce the criminalization of people with mental illness,” a Disability Law Colorado lawyer said.
Robert Ray is the last person to be sent to death row in Colorado. The state may abolish the death penalty.
When the poorest of the poor cannot afford to pay a ticket, or when they fail to make a court date, they are often unable to post bond and can get stuck in a jail for weeks.
A rare tour offered to journalists aimed to demonstrate how ICE was responding to a public health crisis. U.S. Rep Jason Crow and Aurora council members have been demanding such a tour to no avail.
It joins three other communities around Colorado using state money to offer housing, job training and mental health services to people instead of incarceration.
Clarence Moses-EL was falsely imprisoned for nearly 30 years for a rape charge he was later acquitted of. Attorney General Phil Weiser has decided Colorado should not stand in the way of compensating him.
Building more beds across the state won’t solve the crush of people waiting sometimes months in jail for competency treatment.
District attorneys and other law enforcement officials see a spike in addiction across the state as a major source of the problem.
Jeff Johnson is the beneficiary of a growing body of research that sentences of life without parole for juveniles is cruel and unusual punishment.
Reforming cash bail, repealing the death penalty and texting court date reminders are all on the docket.