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Why the governor says the 'secret prisons' bill didn't get a public signing

April 24, 2018

Signing bills into law is a delicate dance of convenience, availability and equity.


Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking heat from Democrats and Republicans and victims of crimes for not publicly signing a bill to stop the secret transfer of prisoners in Colorado.


Victims have expressed the desire to know where their perpetrators are serving time. Most inmates incarcerated in the Colorado Department of Corrections are easily found on-line. Over the nearly two yearsthat 9Wants to Know has been covering this issue, numerous victims publicly spoke about the pain of not knowing where the killers of their children were serving time and called on the governor to change a decade-long practice.



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