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, March 05, 2007

Sheriff Says War on Drugs is a Failure

Newly elected Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall has removed his agency from a joint drug task force in northwestern Colorado, saying investigator tactics have violated individual rights and seized a "shockingly low" amount of illegal drugs.

"I ran to protect the citizens of Routt County," said Wall, whose county abuts Wyoming. "We will enforce drug laws, but it's going to be done right." "Their investigation and arrest tactics are violations of individual rights," Wall said, speaking of the task force. "They try to get people to do things for them by intimidating them. When somebody says they want to see what their attorney thinks, as far as I'm concerned, the conversation is over."

Rocky article here

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