Public defenders and criminal justice say drug possession isn’t a crime that warrants a felony charge, which can yield prison time.
The Mexican drug kingpin and prison escape artists could soon call the Supermax prison in Florence, Colo. home for the remainder of his life.
“If ever there were an escape-proof prison, it’s the facility at Florence,” said Burl Cain, the former longtime warden of the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. “It’s the prison of all prisons.”
Reforming cash bail, repealing the death penalty and texting court date reminders are all on the docket.
Sheriff Fred McKee said his deputies are not qualified to care for a 66-year-old man who has been in jail for weeks with no word on when a hospital bed will open up.
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.
A Muslim man serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center wants a judge to determine that federal prison officials violated his religious rights
Most sex offenders eligible for release should first receive psychological treatment behind bars.
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.