Most kids under 13 couldn’t get locked up under House Bill 1207

Author: Joey Bunch - March 7, 2017 - Updated: March 7, 2017

Children not yet teenagers don’t belong behind bars, unless they’re a violent felon or mess with guns. That’s what House Bill 1207 does. The legislation is up for its first hearing before the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon. The bill would take locked-away detention off the table for non-violent offenders who are 10, 11 or 12. Children younger […]

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.