Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Monday, January 29, 2007

How Far Will They Go...

In California it is illegal to transfer prisoners out of state unless they volunteer. Recently, California had to stop a transfer to Indiana because they couldn't get anyone to go.

The answer?

Why, marketing, of course. A film is being screened that actually goes so far as to have people who were transferred to a private prison in Tennessee launch a marketing campaign. Room With A View!! ESPN!! Tasty Meals!! Ping Pong!! Should we let them talk to the boys that just got transferred to Oklahoma?
Read the article here

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