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The Criminal Justice System’s Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

(Nicole. B) Over the last week and a half, a couple of news stories have been released highlighting the abuse of prisoners suffering from mental illness in correctional facilities across the country. In North Carolina, reports surfaced that 54-year-old Michael Anthony Kerr, who suffered from schizophrenia,

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The Prisoner Graeme Never Interviewed: Just One Question From a Con

by Janos Toevs, CDOC #63992 Graeme Wood has received considerable criticism for his September 16, 2014 Atlantic article, “How Gangs Took Over Prisons,” the primary point being he didn’t really attempt to interview a single prisoner. So far Wood’s response ahs been to ask what prisoners


September 2014 Update From Our Executive Director

The summer’s ended on both a sweet and sour note in the land of prisoner litigation here in Colorado! We are continuing to make great progress in our battle to make Colorado prisons more safe, human, and rehabilitative. In August, we filed two appeals –

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Bring Back L-TOP (Long-Term Offender Program)

(Dianne T.) The recent two articles in Westword by Alan Prendergast focused on the legacy of Tom Clements.   Executive Director Tom Clements was a staunch supporter of the DOC program for lifers and long-termers called L-TOP (Long-Term Offender Program).   It has been functioning

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Puppies and Prisoners: A Paw in the Right Direction

  (Erik M.) A rare good news story about Colorado prison life in the Sunday Denver Post. You’ll meet Lazy Daisy and Romero, the four-footed employees of Centennial Correctional Facility’s new animal-therapy program. Three days a week, these dogs offer sloppy kisses and unconditional love

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Maximum Insecurity? How About Maximum Incompetency?

(Maha K.) A few days ago, Business Insider published an interview with former Colorado State Penitentiary doctor William Wright. Wright recently published a book detailing his experiences and “impressions” of prisoners, entitled Maximum Insecurity: A Doctor in Supermax. While we have not gotten the chance

Jamal Hunter speaks in the downtown Denver office of attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai. (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)

Denver Inmate Abuse Case Settles For $3.25 Million

  Prisoner abuse happens everywhere. We’re glad to see light shed on the terrible abuse endured by Jamal Hunter and hope the U.S. Attorney’s office accepts the judge’s request for a federal investigation into the patterns and practices of the Denver Police & Sheriff departments.

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New CPLP Newsletter to Come!

We are excited to announce that CPLP will soon begin issuing a quarterly newsletter to prisoners and our supporters. Stay tuned for the first issue! If you are not currently signed up to receive our newsletter, please e-mail us at info@coloradoprisonlawproject.org.