Colorado Department of Corrections http://www.kunc.org en For Mental Illnesses, Steep Costs Found Behind Bars http://www.kunc.org/post/mental-illnesses-steep-costs-found-behind-bars <p>People with mental illnesses in Colorado are more than five times as likely to be housed in jails or in prisons than in hospital psychiatric beds. Colorado’s sheriffs say county jails are overwhelmed with inmates who need hospitalization or treatment for their mental health problems – not incarceration.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 56449 at http://www.kunc.org For Mental Illnesses, Steep Costs Found Behind Bars Colorado Prison Profits In Niche Markets http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-prison-profits-niche-markets <p>Along the banks of the upper Arkansas River sits a very diverse farm: three different dairy operations, pheasants, lobster and tilapia farms, acres of corn, blackberry bushes, even antique tractor restoration. But there's a twist.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:22:58 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 49242 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Prison Profits In Niche Markets Colorado Prison Has Buffalo Milk On Lockdown http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-prison-has-buffalo-milk-lockdown <p>Past the razor-wire fences, beyond huge metal gates, behind thick walls, you’ll find one of the most unique dairies in the country.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:50:21 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 49139 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Prison Has Buffalo Milk On Lockdown Colorado Weighs Reopening A Psychiatric Hospital To Serve the Homeless http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-weighs-reopening-psychiatric-hospital-serve-homeless Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and <a href="http://capsules.kaiserhealthnews.org/?p=15715">big new investments</a> in mental health care.<p>Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. Thu, 02 May 2013 20:16:00 +0000 43764 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Weighs Reopening A Psychiatric Hospital To Serve the Homeless Fewer Felonies Fewer Facilities: Colorado Prison Closures Would Mean Job Losses http://www.kunc.org/post/fewer-felonies-fewer-facilities-colorado-prison-closures-would-mean-job-losses <p></p><p>Colorado’s prison population is diminishing so quickly that the state could close 2 to 10 prisons in the coming 18 months.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Colorado Public News & Ann Imse 39282 at http://www.kunc.org Fewer Felonies Fewer Facilities: Colorado Prison Closures Would Mean Job Losses