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News Stories about Correctional Industries


Inmates aid Aspen's Composting Program - Aspen Daily News article.  CCI Metal Shop awarded the contract for 185 bear-resistant receptacles for Aspen's organic waste diversion program, to compost waste instead of sending it to landfills.

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.

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 Companion 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


Stink Bug Project Matches 150th Dog with Deserving Child




The Stink Bug Project has been matching trained dogs from CCI's Prison Trained K9 Companion Program for well over a decade.  They recently matched their 150th dog, Dolli, with 8 year-old Hanora from Ft Collins.  Here is their story from Fox 31 news.

To learn more about the Stink Bug Project, please visit their website

To learn more about the Prison Trained K9 Companion Program and see available dogs, please visit


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