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Colorado Department of Corrections Press Releases

Press Releases

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1/7/2020 Department of Corrections Statement on the Closing of Private GEO Corporation Prison in Colorado Springs 

2/2/2020 Statement on Small Plane Crash on Department of Corrections' Property in Canon City 

3/11/2020 Operational Changes at Colorado Department of Corrections' Facilities for Prevention of COVID-19

3/23/2020 Department of Corrections Provides Updates on COVID-19 Prevention Plan

3/26/2020 Department of Corrections Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

3/26/2020 Department of Corrections to Implement Directives from Governor Polis Executive Order to Best Prevent COVID-19 From Entering Prisons 

3/27/2020- Additional Department of Corrections Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19

4/8/2020 Department of Corrections Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

4/15/2020 2 Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19 at Sterling Correctional Facility 

4/16/2020 Department of Corrections Update on Comprehensive COVID-19 Prevention and Response Efforts

4/23/2020 Department of Corrections and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Conduct COVID-19 Testing at Sterling Correctional Facility

4/24/2020 Initial Results from Targeted COVID-19 Testing Program at Sterling Correctional Facility

5/1/2020- DOC Inmate from Sterling Dies at Hospital 

5/11/2020 Department of Corrections Publishes Testing Data  

7/7/2020 Inmate and Staff Member at Buena Vista Correctional Complex Test Positive for COVID 

7/13/2020 Update on DOC COVID-19 Testing

8/24/2020 CDOC and COVA Partnership

9/28/2020 Department of Corrections Recognizes Scholarship Recipients

10/29/2020 CDOC Inmate at Fremont Correctional Facility Dies at Hospital 

11/13/2020 Colorado Department of Corrections Reaches Settlement with the ACLU

11/17/2020 DOC Inmate from Fremont Correctional Facility Dies at Hospital 

12/1/2020 CDOC COVID-19 Response Update 

12/3/2020 DOC Inmate Death Investigation