QuikFacts (short law-related notes) now appear on the Publications page.
Nathan Dunlap death sentence reprieve executive order
New (February 2013), and critical, evaluation of Coloraodo DOC's Sex Offencer Treatment Program
Video clip of Phil Cherner's comments on Holmes case for KDVR-TV, July 24, 2012.
Phil Cherner is mentioned in this July 21, 2012 Denver Post article.
Phil Cherner is mentioned in this June 16, 2012 Denver Post article.
Phil Cherner is mentioned in this May 9, 2012 Denver Post article.
DOC has released a new report on solitary confinement. DOC uses "ad seg" at nearly 7 times the national average, but to its credit has cut the population by nearly 300 over the last few months.
There's a new report from the SOMB evaluating the effictiveness of standards-based sex offender treatment. The report concludes the data does not support the conclusion that the treatment reduces recidivism. "The policies prescribed by the Adult Standards and Guidelines for the management and treatment of adult sex offenders appear to limit sexual recidivism post–release from supervision for adult sex offenders who successfully completed either probation or parole. Notwithstanding the literature, the data alone does not provide sufficient independent evidence to support this claim and is therefore less conclusive." See the report at: http://dcj.state.co.us/odvsom/sex_offender/SO_Pdfs/2011%20Adult%20Standards%20and%20Guidelines%20Outcome%20Evaluation.pdf
Phil Cherner published an article in the February 2010 The Colorado
Lawyer, which described in detail why felons sentenced in Colorado
serve, on average, 70% of their sentence.
A copy of the article is available here.