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Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich headed to Colorado prison

Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich stepped off a plane in Colorado on Thursday and headed to a federal prison to begin a 14-year sentence for corruption, the latest chapter in the downfall of a charismatic politician that seemed more like a bizarre reality TV show than a legal battle. In what has become a familiar… Continue Reading Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich headed to Colorado prison

State senators are debating next year’s proposed $18.2 billion budget.

The budget was up for an initial vote today. Continue Reading Budget would open new prison, end scholarships

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Prison operators settle sex-act suit

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DENVER (AP) – The operators of a Colorado private prison have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that male officers forced female workers to perform sexual acts to keep their jobs. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement with the Dominion Correctional Services LLC and Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation… Continue Reading Prison operators settle sex-act suit

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