News Stories about Correctional Industries or Take TWO
56 Dogs saved from hoarding situation Our Prison Trained K9 Companion Program is partnering with MaxFund to train some of these dogs for adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of these neglected dogs visit our K9 page and submit an application.
Take TWO program selects non-violent offenders nearing parole eligibility for workforce reintegration - January 2020 story from The Chaffee County Times about Take TWO at the Transitional Work Center in Buena Vista.
Program allows inmates to work for private employers - December 2021 story from The Daily Sentinel about Take TWO in Rifle and Delta
Sentenced to Life, Kenny Cobbin Found Purpose in a Prison Dog-Training Program - May 2022 Westword story about formerly incarcerated Kenny Cobbin that started a dog training business after learning in our Prison Trained K9 Program
No former prisoners have been hired by Colorado to fight wildfires since a law passed to help - July 2022 Colorado Sun story about our SWIFT crews and a new law to help them get fire fighting jobs after release
Colorado Inmate fire crew slashes brush in La Plata County - October 2022 Durango Herald Story about SWIFT fire mitigation crews
E470 on KRDO (Colorado Springs)
Senate Bill 22-50 changes the mission of Correctional Industries from being profit driven to focusing on Reentry, Reintegration, and reducing Recidivism, for the benefit of incarcerated workers. KRDO recently did a story about our E470 image processing center and how it relates to the new law
Denver 7 Take TWO
Denver 7 did this story in April 2021 about our TakeTWO program at the Transitional Work Center in Buena Vista, highlighting the success of formerly incarcerated Jacob Rocha, working at Basic Industries
KOAA Colorado Springs
KOAA Channel 5 (Colorado Springs) ran this story about a new program to incentivize companies in hiring formerly incarcerated employees