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APR 28, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Colorado legislature advances restrictions on use of prison solitary

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado lawmakers approved legislation on Monday that limits the use of solitary confinement for prison inmates, a year after the state's corrections chief was killed by a parolee who spent the bulk of his sentence in solitary. The proposal, which has already cleared the state Senate, will now go to Governor John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign the bill into law. The Colorado chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union issued a statement praising lawmakers for "banning the cruel, costly, and unlawful practice of warehousing prisoners ... Read More

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