Colorado’s governor and legislature quietly agreed last year to pay millions to a private prison company for cells the state would not need. Rep. Cheri Gerou, who headed the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee at the time, said the deal was negotiated in the governor’s office.
Colorado’s prison population is diminishing so quickly that the state could close two to 10 prisons in the coming 18 months. Reasons for the drop in prison populations are simple: The state felony crime rate dropped by a third from 2002 to 2011. Deciding which facilities to close is, however, is a complicated proposition
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Community health clinics are not the medical equivalent of a dingy DMV office – with long lines and spotty service. 131 Colorado clinics are preparing to double the number of primary care patients and fill demand for additional medical staff over the next few years — while busting that stereotype