Idaho wants to send 1,000 prisoners to live in closed private prison on Colorado’s Eastern Plains
“Two lawmakers, Rep. Leslie Herod and Sen. Julie Gonzales, introduced a bill earlier this month that would allow the re-opening of a closed state prison to replace private prison beds and would require the Colorado Department of Corrections to study how it could end the use of private corrections companies by 2025.” Read full article #LeslieHerod #JulieGonzale #privateprisons #prison #criminaljustice
The Polis administration wants to open a state prison ASAP. Here’s why lawmakers haven’t signed off
“Herod also wants to study how to phase out the use of private prisons entirely by 2025 or sooner.” Read full article #criminaljusticereform #LeslieHerod #prisonreform #privateprisons #criminaljustice
State officials react to closure of Cheyenne Mountain prison
"The "private prison industry is getting out of prisons," Herod said. "Cities and states are being very clear" that there should not be a profit motive for prisons. Read full article #criminaljusticereform #LeslieHerod #prisonreform #privateprisons #criminaljustice
Could Colorado end the use of private prisons by 2025? Lawmakers want to find out.
"State Rep. Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat who chairs the committee on prison population management, said she assumes she would carry the potential bill in the House." “We have to ensure that (prisoners) are set up to succeed and that there’s not profiteering that’s happening on the backs of our criminal justice system,” Herod said." Read full article #criminaljusticereform #LeslieHerod #prisonreform #privateprisons