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.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mandatory Sentencing Overhaul -- Op Ed

Editorial on overhauling mandatory sentencing in the Canon City Daily Record

All crimes are not created equal, and the sentences should not be either.
With a change in political power in Congress, and a growing discomfort
among Republicans as well, change may be coming.

Congress will begin work this month, or perhaps in February, to consider
whether to change the mandatory sentencing laws that have tied the hands of
judges nationwide.
Read the rest

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