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Insight Inside: WHIP – Taking the Reins

21st February 2017

Winston Churchill once said, ‘No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle…‘ a concept proven time and time again in the Colorado Correctional Industries (CCi) Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP). As part of a mutually beneficial partnership formed in 1986 with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), CCi houses a herd of nearly 3,000 animals near the Canon City Four Mile Correctional Center. A portion of the younger animals are trained by inmates and offered for adoption to qualified applicants, including the U.S. Border Patrol. Operating within a state-of-the-art facility, more than 5,000 mustangs have been trained, giving both animals and inmates a second chance of […]

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Insight Inside: Colorado DOC

11th March 2016

Since 1871, the state of Colorado’s Department of Corrections has a proud history of serving the citizens of Colorado by maintaining and enhancing public safety. Currently over 6,300 correctional professionals supervise approximately 20,000 offenders in secure prisons and nearly 9,000 parolees. The Colorado Department of Corrections provides for the effective management of criminal offenders in controlled environments which are efficient, safe, humane, and appropriately secure, while providing meaningful work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders with community re-entry through pro-social stabilization. There are four internal divisions within the department, led by Executive Director Rick Raemisch, which include; Prison Operations, Finance and Administration, Adult Parole, and Clinical and Correctional Services. The Department […]

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