Colorado State Penitentiary Newswire

Colorado State Penitentiary Newswire

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  1. The Story of the Last U.S. Execution Before a Nationwide Moratorium Took Effect 50 Years AgoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 2 | Time

    These five men face death at Colorado State Penitentiary where they are residents of Death Row, on Dec. 18, 1966. Left to right are convicted murderers Sylvester Lee Garison, John Major Young, Joe Albert Segura, Michael John Bell and Luis Jose Monge, who would later become the last person executed before Furman.

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  2. How Colorado's prison system is training inmates to be better dadsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Denver Post

    Inmate Quentin Drake listens intently during a parenting class at the Colorado State Penitentiary in a parenting class May 3, 2017 in Canon City. Faith and Citizens volunteer coordinator Tracy Swindler, center, talks with inmates during a parenting class at the Colorado State Penitentiary May 03, 2017 in Canon City.

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  3. How Colorado's prison system is training inmates to be better dadsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Denver Post

    Inmate Quentin Drake listens intently during a parenting class at the Colorado State Penitentiary in a parenting class May 3, 2017 in Canon City. Faith and Citizens volunteer coordinator Tracy Swindler, center, talks with inmates during a parenting class at the Colorado State Penitentiary May 03, 2017 in Canon City.

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  4. Charles Smith and GreenGold KushWear Give Marijuana the Soft CellRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | Denver Westword

    ... was arrested again, this time for armed robbery. Sentenced to 64 years in prison, he was sent to Colorado State Penitentiary in 1998. Five years later, he was moved to Fremont Correctional Facility . When he first went to prison, Smith was angry, ...

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  5. Fremont County public defender fined after being found in contempt of courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    ... The case involved an inmate being charged with first-degree assault in an incident at the Colorado State Penitentiary. According to a contempt of court citation, Wexler disobeyed a protective order issued by the judge that was made to protect a ...

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  6. Colorado inmate sentenced for death threats against ObamaRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A Colorado inmate charged with writing letters threatening to kill former President Barack Obama by blowing up the White House and to shoot a federal judge has been given a nearly four-year prison sentence. Court documents say he wrote the threatening letters to federal court in Denver in 2015 while serving time in the Colorado State Penitentiary for arson, auto theft and menacing convictions.

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  7. Colorado inmate sentenced for death threats against ObamaRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | The Gazette

    ... he wrote the threatening letters to federal court in Denver in 2015 while serving time in the Colorado State Penitentiary for arson, auto theft and menacing convictions. When questioned about the letters by a U.S. Secret Service agent, Clapper said ...

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  8. Inmate gets 46-month sentence for death threat against Obama, judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | Denver Post

    ... in the summer of 2015 while he was serving arson, auto theft and menacing convictions in the Colorado State Penitentiary, according to court records. Krieger said that Clapper will serve one year of his federal sentence concurrently - or at the same ...

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  9. Supermax inmate gets life for brutal murder in prison yardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2016 | The Gazette

    In this Feb. 21, 2007, file photo, guard towers loom over the administrative maximum security federal prison called Supermax near Florence, Colo. Senior U.S. officials say Friday, Oct. 2,2015, that a Defense Department team will be visiting Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City and the so-called Supermax federal prison in Florence to assess their possible use to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of the Obama administration's plan to close that detention center.

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  10. Mystery ball and chainRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | Daily Camera

    ... for the Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City, these types of leg restraints were used in the Colorado State Penitentiary, but they were discontinued in the 1920s. Local sheriff's office officials confirmed that there is no record of balls, ...

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  11. Boulder County History: Unearthed ball and chain a mysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2016 | Daily Camera

    ... for the Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City, these types of leg restraints were used in the Colorado State Penitentiary, but they were discontinued in the 1920s. Local sheriff's office officials confirmed that there is no record of balls, ...

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  12. Decorated veteran Leland Uhlenhopp received Bronze Star, three Purple HeartsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    ... days. ( Carie Canterbury / Daily Record ) World War II veteran Leland Uhlenhopp worked at the Colorado State Penitentiary for Warden Roy Best, and he was present the night of the famous prison break in 1947. He was sent to Penrose to search for the ...

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  13. Haunted Colorado: Denver Spiderman Murder Will Haunt Your DreamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | KUAD-FM Windsor

    ... in a tight spot that Coneys made his home. Coneys was issued a life prison sentence at the Colorado State Penitentiary, where he died on May 16, 1967. He's also referenced in Erle Stanley Gardner's 1956 Cool and Lam novel, Beware the Curves , as ...

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  14. 'Cannibal' fundraiser benefits Museum of Colorado PrisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    ... she was knowledgeable of Aflerd Packer, an infamous Colorado cannibal who spend 15 years in the Colorado State Penitentiary, located in Canon City. "He was only convicted of murder but never cannibalism," Murphy said, because cannibalism is not ...

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  15. This is What Totally 'Sucks' About ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2016 | KUAD-FM Windsor

    ... Collegehumor.com How have I lived in Colorado for two decades, and have really only heard of the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City? Well, that's kind of scary, actually. Especially compared to Connecicut. You scroll down one state and it ...

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  16. Document Reveals James Holmes Is In Solitary ConfinementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | CBS Local

    ... him here where he committed these crimes," Brauchler said. Holmes was originally held at the Colorado State Penitentiary then eventually moved out of state after he was attacked by inmate Mark Daniels. Since then, victims in the case have been ...

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