Prisons

Independent Monitor: State’s Plan For Addressing Mentally Ill In Jail Is 'Scattershot' February 7, 2019 BY ALLISON SHERRY CPR News Colorado Department of Human Services lacks a cohesive plan to deal with hundreds of mentally ill people facing criminal charges who are deemed incompetent to stand trial, and many...

Colorado Cries Uncle in Ten-Year Fight Over Warehousing of Mentally Ill Westword By Michael Roberts December 14, 2018 Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has agreed to the appointment of a "special master" to independently oversee the state's plan to address the routine warehousing of mentally ill individuals in jails...