“Legislative efforts passed this year, which were designed to more effectively and appropriately reduce the number of inmates through improved parole processes and better targeted use of community corrections. These changes should have meaningful impacts over the coming months and years.” “The working group put forward concrete recommendations to help address prison capacity, and combined with bills we passed this year, our corrections system has many tools at its disposal t
(June 20) – Today, members of the Joint Budget Committee reaffirmed the work from the 2018 legislative session on pushing for meaningful reforms in Colorado’s corrections system to address prison population and capacity needs.
The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) met today to hear the quarterly revenue forecast and to consider interim supplemental requests, including one from the Department of Corrections (DOC) once again asking for funding to add private prison beds. JBC memb