Both sides actually agree on some things, including that safety is first. What happens after that is up for debate.
DENVER — Both sides debating a proposed bill that would impact restrictive housing in jails agree on some things, including that safety is first.
But how to go about that is where they differ.
Colorado House Bill 1211 proposes restrictions on when a jail can put someone in restrictive housing. It's focused on people living with serious mental illness, pregnant women and people living with physical and developmental disabilities.
"Define solitary confinement as being left in your cell for more than 22 hours a day," said Democratic State Rep. Judy Amabile, who is one of the bill sponsors.
Amabile said the bill is asking jails to allow people out of their cells for more than two hours a day. She and other supporters of the bill said solitary confinement can …