Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu
Staff Publications

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.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details