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A broken system: Colorado struggles to uphold laws requiring timely mental competency service for detainees, despite losing lawsuits and years of failure

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Hundreds of people are in Colorado jails, presumed innocent while awaiting trial, but are stuck there because the state has failed for nearly a decade to provide mental health services, including mental competency evaluations.

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The never-ending cycle of the mental health hold: How many M-1 holds does it take before a person in crisis can get real help?

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Forrest Williams spent more than a year in the Arapahoe County jail -- not for any crime, but awaiting mental health treatment so the 25-year-old could be deemed competent to face charges of threatening Judith Wilson, Williams' mother.

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Woman who injured deputy during mental health crisis says arrest saved her life

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A woman who attacked a deputy while suffering through a mental health crisis said the incident saved her life by giving her access to the treatment she needed.

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Investigations

Beyond Columbine

20 years later, take an in-depth look at Columbine's impact.

Cultivating Crime

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado was supposed to weaken the illegal market. An "Insight" investigation shows just the opposite.

Marijuana Murder?

Marijuana Murder?

How Colorado changed pot rules after a man killed his wife, and what the killer says now.

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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#MeTooColorado

Insight takes an in-depth look at sexual harassment in Colorado including at the legislature, in government departments, and in the legal system. A roundtable discussion follows.

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Rescuing The Innocent

Insight highlights the dedicated men and women who investigate and prosecute an unthinkable crime. Child pornography occurs throughout Colorado. Technology makes the crime easier to carry out—and to hide. But investigators are on the front lines working to keep our children safe.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Protecting the Vulnerable

Insight investigates Colorado’s host home system. After a series of troubling incidents involving residential providers for our state’s most vulnerable citizens, Insight examines who is responsible for making sure safety is a priority.

Firestone Gas Explosion

Firestone Gas Explosion 

Insight examines the aftermath of a deadly house explosion. What went wrong?

Traded and Trafficked

Traded and Trafficked

Children are being exploited and sold for sex all across Colorado... what’s being done to stop it?

Traded and Trafficked

Serving Those Who Served

From the Vietnam War to the global wars on terrorism, America's veterans face challenges obtaining the care they deserve.  On Insight’s season premier, we investigate the rising costs and an understaffed, overburdened VA system.

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Insight with John Ferrugia is in-depth, independent and incisive. John and a team of investigative journalists present thoroughly researched stories of significance to Colorado.