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Sentencing Scheme Comparsion

Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

This memo compares Colorado’s felony sentencing laws with those of Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.  It provides an overview of determinate versus indeterminate sentencing schemes and incarceration rates.

Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the domain to the domain on December 1, 2022. Details
The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause (unless otherwise specified) is August 7, 2023. Details
The 2023 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) is now available. Details