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Wrongful death lawsuit filed after death of man held in Aurora immigration detention center

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The family of a longtime Colorado resident who died nearly two years ago in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the private company that operates ICE's Aurora detention facility and its former doctor.

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Police often do not investigate alleged crimes in Aurora's contract detention center

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Sexual abuse allegations and suspected physical assaults are going unchecked by law enforcement at the controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Aurora, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation has found.

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“We didn’t have people who cared enough to save him”: Records describe Colorado man’s death in custody of immigration enforcement

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The daughter of a man who died in the custody of immigration officials in Aurora nearly two years ago said she wants accountability, after Rocky Mountain PBS uncovered a government investigation criticizing his treatment inside Aurora's privately-operated detention center.

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Local ICE leader defends office’s work amid protests

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Local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) leadership are pushing back against months of protest and criticism aimed at the privately-operated immigration detention center in Aurora, opening the doors to the often-secretive facility and vowing to answer questions from the community.

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Weeks without visitors, fresh air or clean laundry: a Colorado father’s story of disease quarantine in immigration detention

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A longtime Colorado resident detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while driving his 18-year-old daughter to tour her college campus says he spent more than a month needlessly quarantined in Aurora's privately-operated immigration detention center.

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Teen headed to tour college campus detained by ICE for 71 days

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An 18-year-old Colorado honors student was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just days before she was set to begin her freshman year of college.

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Watch extended video of protest, American flag removal at Aurora immigration detention center

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Simultaneous protests at the immigration detention facility in Aurora last Friday drew national headlines after protesters from the smaller group crossed makeshift barriers, removed the American flag, and raised the Mexican flag and anti-police flags outside the facility’s entrance.

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Cost of Homelessness Update

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Homelessness in metro Denver grew 52 percent from 2015 to 2018, and Colorado communities are trying to find a solution to the high numbers of people living on the street.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Joins ProPublica's Documenting Hate Project

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Help us document hate crimes around Colorado.

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Beyond Columbine Community Conversations

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As part of Beyond Columbine, our special report on the impacts of the 1999 school shooting, Rocky Mountain PBS invited people across the state to reflect on Columbine’s legacy.

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