Corrections and Public Safety Unit

The Corrections and Public Safety Unit provides representation to the Colorado Department of Corrections, the Colorado Parole Board, and the various divisions of the Colorado Department of Public Safety including the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The Unit defends inmate lawsuits involving various issues, including constitutional rights, time computation, prison discipline proceedings, habeas corpus petitions, parole and contract-related matters. The Unit also provides representation to all divisions of the Department of Public Safety. Unit lawers provide general legal advice to the Department of Corrections, the Parole Board, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on a daily basis on matters such as open records requests, environmental issues, sentencing issues, internal discipline and procedural matters, compliance issues, and administrative regulations.

If You Need Help

The Corrections and Public Safety Unit Unit provides legal representation for the departments and boards above, but cannot initiate action on behalf of the public. Please contact the Department of Corrections or the relevant division/board for assistance.

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