Colorado profile


Change over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in Colorado from 1978 to 2015 Also see these Colorado graphs:


Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in Colorado

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in CO as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, and American Indians/Native Americans in Colorado prisons and jails.


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 35,000 Colorado residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 122,000 Colorado residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

Graph showing the number of people in Colorado jails who were convicted and the number who were unconvicted, for the years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2013.


Our other articles about Colorado


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Events

  • May 15, 2018:
    Our Policy Analyst Lucius Couloute will be at the LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion in Holland, Michigan, presenting his research on the challenges and disadvantages people face when they are released from prison. Tickets are available on LEDA’s website.

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