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Colorado Prison Staff Reflect on Segregation Reforms

Colorado Prison Staff Reflect on Segregation Reforms

Vera Institute of Justice. “Colorado Prison Staff Reflect on Segregation Reforms.” YouTube video, 7:22. October 19, 2018.

Since 2011, the Colorado Department of Corrections has implemented reforms that resulted in dramatic reductions in their use of administrative segregation and transformed conditions in their highest security prisons. In this video, corrections professionals from the Colorado State Penitentiary reflect on the reforms and the impact they have had on staff and incarcerated people.

Related Resources:

  • Click here to watch a 2018 Vera webinar with staff from the Colorado Department of Corrections, featuring more of the department’s reforms.
  • Click here to read a 2017 op-ed written by Director Raemisch, “Ending Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Colorado.”
  • Click heret o read the Colorado Department of Corrections’ 2015 report, Open the Door: Segregation Reforms in Colorado.


Keywords: CDOC, correctional staff, adseg, interview, alternatives, population reduction, long-term segregation, staff assaults, prison violence.