An estimated 25% of Colorado's prison population is mentally ill, and nearly all suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. Once they are in the system, most find themselves in a revolving door of crime, conviction and prison. But in 17 months of existence, nonviolent felons in the Arapahoe County Mental Health Court have a zero percent recidivism rate.
Colorado’s committee charged with redrawing congressional districts will miss its deadline for creating a bi-partisan map. The committee spent hours arguing and reached an impasse Wednesday evening. The group is now asking legislative leaders for more time to try and reach a compromise.
A few years ago, the concept of making alternative fuels from algae was all the rage. But the idea seemed to fade quickly. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how one local company is repositioning itself in the algae-cultivation industry.