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Articles by Pamela White

Colorado Women Prisoners Call Strip-search Procedure Demeaning, Traumatizing

Being strip-searched has long been a part of incarceration. But prisoners at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (DWCF) say a change in their strip-search procedure subjects them to undue humiliation and leaves some of them traumatized, particularly those with a history of sexual assault.

Boulder Weekly has received 10 hand-written ...

Boulder Weekly Investigation Ends the Practice of Shackling Colorado Prisoners in Labor

Ryan Owens caught her first case at age 27 after becoming addicted to methamphetamine. She was sent into treatment, but relapsed almost immediately after graduating. When she got into trouble again, she went on the run, afraid of being sent to jail.

A mother with two children, she was also ...