# Denver jail
Denver may put crime prevention commission into police hands
(Denver, Colo.) Denver City Council will vote Monday on whether to move the Crime Prevention and Control Commission into the hands of the public safety department. The commission currently is governed by the Department of Public Health and Environment. The commission’s goals include making sure inmates get mental health treatment and don’t return to jail. Additional objectives include decreasing the jail population and fostering innovation and alternatives in the criminal justice system, according to a presentation to council.
Denver settles alleged jail abuse case for $40,000
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver will pay a jail inmate $40,000 to settle claims stemming from alleged mistreatment. Edward Lee Hicks suffers from hearing loss, PTSD, intermittent explosive disorder, and more, according to court records on Casemine. "He contends that he suffers from a severe hearing loss disability, which makes it difficult for him to understand what others are saying and causes him to "exaggerate (his) gestures to be understood," according to a summary statement.
Denver considers giving jail inmates computer tablets
(Denver, Colo.) Denver jail inmates may soon get free tablets. Securus Technologies, the company that provides electronic visitation services for inmates, would supply the tablets.
Council members rank homelessness top budget issue
Workers sweep a homeless encampment in Denver.Denver Homeless Out Loud. (Denver, Colo.) The facilitator called it the "pre-game show" to the council's annual budget retreat. Members of the Budget and Policy Committee listed projects Monday they want included in the upcoming city budget. Overwhelmingly, spending on fighting homelessness emerged on top.
Residents criticize diversion center, council praises female officers
Margaret Chavez, a pioneer for Denver police women, accepts a proclamation from the city.City and County of Denver/Denver 8. (Denver, Colo.) Several residents criticized a planned diversion center for people experiencing homelessness during public comment Monday at Denver City Council.
Denver Police will take homeless to diversion center instead of jail
Denver Police supervise an encampment sweep.Denver Homeless Out Loud. (Denver, Colo.) Denver police will soon take people experiencing homelessness who commit low-level crimes to a new "diversion center" instead of jail.
Hump day in Denver: Motion filed to reconsider 110-year sentence for truck driver, City houses 576 homeless and more
Aerial panorama of ballpark during rush hour during Covid-19 stay at home policy in Denver.(Josh Berendes/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Top of the morning and happy hump day Denver!