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, March 23, 2007

Marijuana and Alcohol Denver's Drug of Choice

Boulder's heroin surge, which detectives hope they quashed this week, apparently has not been repeated outside Boulder County.

Across Colorado, heroin use has stabilized or even tapered off slightly in the last couple of years, state drug experts say.

Perhaps more significantly, evidence suggests that methamphetamine use dropped statewide last year for the first time in a decade.

"User-wise, it does seem like meth has gone down," said Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which keeps tabs on drug trends in a four- state region.

But he and other experts cautioned that they will need to see the numbers drop for more than a year in order to believe it's anything more than a blip on the radar.

Rocky Mountain News

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