Investigation Finds Colorado’s Halfway Houses Are Revolving Door To Prison

Colorado has the highest recidivism rate in the country. For the past decade, about 50% of inmates released from the state’s prison return within three years.

A recent ProPublica investigation has uncovered that the state’s halfway houses may be a big part of the problem. Insiders describe the privately owned and publicly funded facilities as poorly managed, understaffed, and overly punitive.


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