SB 110-254 contemplates changes to non-residential community corrections programs, insofar as it would permit time credit for these programs.  Additionally, the bill creates criteria for when someone serving a sentence to community corrections may be considered for early termination of his or her sentence.  Specifically,a defendant who has successfully completed the residential phase of a community corrections sentence, has paid the costs of the residential program in full, and is

Senate Bill 11-241, recently introduced in the Colorado Senate, seeks to implement several different changes to the operation of the Colorado Parole Board.


Specifically, the bill requires that Parole Board members have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, at least five years experience in a relevant field, and knowledge of issues related to parole.  Also, the bill requires each Parole Board member to complete a minimum of twenty hours

criminal case involving a U.S. citizen and a criminal case involving a non-citizen are radically different.  A U.S. citizen need only worry about jail time, fines, and other court imposed conditions.  Also, a U.S. citizen can pay a bond and remain at liberty while his case is pending.


Things can go very differently for a non-citizen.  Once a non-citizen is arrested and taken into custody, immigration authorities are notified

The Colorado Senate is now considering a bill that would make all drugs containing pseudo ephedrine unavailable over the counter. Currently, some restrictions on the sale and purchase of this drug already exist – including a minimum age for purchase, and a limit on the amount of the drug an individual can purchase.


Drugs containing pseudo ephedrine are sought after as precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine.  While this

Recently, the State House Committee voted down a bill that would reverse the life sentences of 48 murders in Colorado.  Each of these individuals was a juvenile at the time they committed the offense for which they are incarcerated.  Between 1992 and 2006, Colorado applied life without parole to certain juvenile offenders.  This was changed in 2006.  However, for those juveniles sentenced between 1992 and 2006, parole is not possible