Vance v. District Court
In Vance v. District Court, 908 P.2d 1189 (Colo. App. 1995), the majority held that denial of an inmate's in forma pauperis motion was an abuse of discretion and, in so holding, observed that: "Prisoners need not deprive themselves of the small amenities of life which they are allowed to acquire in prison in order to proceed in forma pauperis." Vance v. District Court, supra, 908 P.2d at 1192.
However, the division also expressly noted that 13-17.5-103, which limits the court's discretion in inmate cases, was not yet in effect when Vance filed his complaint and thus was not pertinent to its decision.