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March 2019 Archives

Does Colorado really need another prison opened?

Despite Colorado’s reputation as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, the state legislature has not done much to reduce enforcement or penalties on drugs that remain illegal. According to a recent report published in the Colorado Independent, officials at the Department of Corrections have (again) gone to the State Legislature to request the reopening of a state prison in Cañon City. The request comes in response to the record-high number of drug overdoses recorded in the state in 2018, accompanied by a corresponding increase in the number of drug arrests.