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3 years 4 months ago

Revisions to solitary confinement bill

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers have backed away from sweeping new rules on solitary confinement in state prisons. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted instead Tuesday for a watered-down measure that makes only small changes to how the Colorado Department of Corrections decides to put an inmate in solitary. The...

4 years 5 months ago

Judge keeps Supermax inmate's lawsuit alive

A judge says a federal inmate who killed at least two other inmates and a correctional officer can proceed with a lawsuit challenging his placement in solitary confinement. Thomas Silverstein has been in the federal prison system since 1978 following a conviction for an armed bank robbery. He has...

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