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August 2010 Archives

U.S. Correctional Facilities Need Correcting

Yesterday, our post presented research collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics that reveals the dangerous reality of America's correctional system. According to the bureau's recent research, an estimated 300 inmates are sexually abused in our jails or prisons every day.

Prisoners Serving Their Time Too Often Abused in the System

A recent, nationally important piece was included in a Denver source that serves as a pressing call to action for human rights supporters. The Justice Department's Bureau of Statistics investigated the United States' prison and jail systems and uncovered the truth behind the sexual abuse that occurs within the country's correctional facilities.

Colorado Man Faces Drug Charges for Growing Medical Marijuana

Chris Bartkowicz was charged in February with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute 100 plus plants, using a place to manufacture a controlled substance and distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a children's school. Bartkowicz and his defense attorney claim that he was not knowingly breaking the law.

Investigation into Homeless Denver Inmate's Death Drags On

On July 9, Marvin Booker, 56, homeless and the son of a Tennessee pastor, was booked in Denver's new downtown jail on drug charges, including possession. The booking process took place in the very early hours of the morning, but a jail doesn't sleep, and neither did the witnesses who allegedly saw how Booker died that morning.

Young Colorado Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Daycare Kids

On last Wednesday, August 4, Denver's Park Hill United Methodist Daycare Center was running as usual, its doors open to the 150 plus young children who attend the daycare. The facility has been open for nearly 30 years, and now allegations that a summer hire sexually assaulted multiple children enrolled in the daycare have led to the daycare's doors being closed.

Colorado Man Who Killed 20 Year Old in Car Crash Faces the Court

On Monday night, August 2, a 20-year-old woman was killed in a Colorado car crash that was potentially caused by drunk driving. She never saw it coming, both because no one ever expects to be killed in such a tragedy, but she also could not see the driver.

Suspect in Case of Genesis Sims' Death Charged with Murder

About one month ago today, we shared the story about the case of 9-year-old Genesis Sims.  Her decomposing body was found dead in the town home where she had lived with Hanif Sims, her father, and Monique Lynch, Sims' girlfriend.

Colorado Court Makes Ruling in Sheen's Domestic Violence Case

Charlie Sheen will be on the California set of the hit TV show "Two and a Half Men" in no time. With the support of his defense attorney, Sheen's Colorado domestic violence case has come to an end, and he is eager to move forward in his life.