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.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Nearly 13,000 Kids Involved in Gangs Statewide

Let me continue on in my rant about not paying for education and paying for incarceration. The last few posts have been pointed to show that we know that working with kids makes a difference. Mentoring programs, after school programs and all of the things that have been cut out of our budget over the last few years to fund the prison budget brings a frightening chill even colder than the 10 degrees that it is outside right now. Being one of the leading states in putting kids in jail is not a distinction that I am particularly proud of. We can do better.

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