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No security blanket: Rural Colorado jails struggle to provide mental health treatment

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When a detainee is suffering a mental health crisis, Rio Grande county deputies and staff keep watch from a desk just steps outside the holding cells. Periodically, they enter the cell to check on the person and offer calming words. But they are not trained mental health professionals.

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Boulder County emphasizes mental health services for offenders

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At the Boulder County Jail, incarceration means an immediate mental health evaluation, and it begins at the booking desk.

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Behind bars, a threat looms: Deputy nearly dies after attack by mentally ill inmate

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A jail deputy suffered permanent injuries and lost his career after an attack by a mentally ill inmate. But remarkably, he says he holds no grudge against the man who nearly killed him and never wanted him to be prosecuted.

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Marijuana Murder?

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Colorado Votes: The Voters

Colorado Votes: The Voters

Did rural Colorado voters get what they wanted the last election? What do they want now?

Colorado Votes: The Choices

Colorado Votes: The Choices

Before you vote, meet the statewide candidates and learn about the top ballot measures.

Colorado Votes: The Rural Colorado Debate

Colorado Votes: The Rural Colorado Debate

The only gubernatorial debate outside the Front Range.

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Impact

Insight looks back at the stories that have inspired the public to strengthen the civic fabric in Colorado and beyond.

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Imminent Danger

Insight investigates why the justice and mental health systems sometimes tragically fail to prevent deadly shootings, and what's being done to change that.

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