• Issue of
  • Jan 13-19, 2005
  • Vol. 13, No. 2
  • Maxed out


  • Maxed Out
  • Cover Story
  • Maxed Out

    Shipping inmates to private prisons is Colorados cheap solution to overcrowding. But so far its cost plenty.


  • Letters

    Readers of the Independent talk back to the editor
  • <b>A rock and a hard place </b>
  • IQ
  • A rock and a hard place

    It costs $69 a day to house inmates in Colorado's prisons and jails, which has given rise to an increasing trend toward turning the system over to private companies. However, studies indicate that per-prisoner costs at private jails are really not much lower -- but the toll on prisoners who are sent out-of-state is great indeed (see cover story beginning on page 15).
  • Outsider

    Recycled illusions
  • Public Eye
  • Flesh and bloodletting

    Welcome to the alter-universe, where Republicans are turning cannibal and where Doublespeak is the official language of the land.
  • Web Extra

    13 Republicans who face ousting and Letter from Carolyn Myers

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