Investigation Finds Colorado’s Halfway Houses Are Revolving Door To Prison

Colorado has the highest recidivism rate in the country. For the past decade, about 50% of inmates released from the state’s prison return within three years.

A recent ProPublica investigation has uncovered that the state’s halfway houses may be a big part of the problem. Insiders describe the privately owned and publicly funded facilities as poorly managed, understaffed, and overly punitive.

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Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.
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