Treatment programs for sex offenders in Colorado prisons are understaffed and over-populated. There is a waiting list to partake in treatment. Less dangerous offenders are given the same intensive treatment as everyone else. Those with sentences of lifetime supervision cannot be released without completing treatment. Many have been approved for parole but are being held indefinitely because they have not completed treatment. An audit discovered incarcerating these people after they have been approved for release is costing the state $44 million a year.
Read the story by Christopher N. Osher for the Denver Post: