Colorado Experience


Season 6 Episode 7 | 26m 40s  | Video has closed captioning.

Initially only a single building in the middle of a 30-acre plot of land near Cañon City, Colorado’s first prison was erected in 1868 before statehood. Colorado’s history of imprisonment has taken a turbulent journey through rebellions, riots, and escapes. The story of Old Max and its architectural journey tells the story of changing attitudes towards crime, justice and punishment.

Aired: 01/17/19

Rating: NR

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Colorado Experience is a local public television program presented by RMPBS.