Flexibility was added Friday to a bill that originally called for the closure of one state prison, The Pueblo Chieftain reports.
An amendment in the Senate Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs calls for the elimination of 300 prison slots. Those could come through scaling back placements in private prisons or state prisons, or through closure of a prison.
The committee passed the bill on to the full Senate by a vote of 4-1. It already has passed in the House, but would return there for approval of changes made in the Senate.