Inmate Population Up, CO Seeks to Lease Private Prison

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The Colorado Department of Corrections is asking for $11 million to lease a private prison while it attempts to reopen a closed prison in Cañon City, the Denver Post reports. .  The department’s supplementary budget request shows it wants $10.9 million to open a 250-bed private prison because of unexpected increase in the number of people being sent to . . .

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