Jeff Johnson is the beneficiary of a growing body of research that sentences of life without parole for juveniles is cruel and unusual punishment.
- The move comes on the heels of a Denver Post investigation that showed some parolees who were released committed serious crime.Read more
- Across the U.S., more than 1,000 inmates will now be considered for parole or reduced prison time.Read more
Monteiro said he left prison with "a hundred dollars in my pocket and a box of books." Now, he has his own apartment, a steady job and he's reconnecting with relatives.
As part of our segment, "Loud and Clear," listeners share their thoughts about our five-part series on parole in Colorado.
"I can't defend" how parolees like Kevin Monteiro are treated when they're released far from their parole office, with no housing, says Rick Raemisch, the state's prison chief.
As part of our series on parolee Kevin Monteiro, we talk to two men who helped him adjust to the world outside of prison. This is the fourth in a five-part series.
Parolee Kevin Monteiro finds stability after prison through his job directing traffic at construction sites and by living a simple life in his new apartment. This is the third in a five-part series.
In the second of a five-part series, we look at Colorado's parole system through the eyes of parolee Kevin Monteiro. He was released this past June.
In the first of a five-part series, we look at Colorado's parole system through the eyes of parolee Kevin Monteiro. He was released last June.