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Jail use restricted under latest mental-health recommendations

Author: Peter Marcus - January 5, 2017 - Updated: January 5, 2017

A task force made recommendations Tuesday in an effort to address a conundrum with mental health holds after Gov. John Hickenlooper last year vetoed legislation on the subject. The task force was created after Hickenlooper in June expressed concerns with a bill that would have created a tiered system, where facilities designated for mental health […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.