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, April 12, 2007

HB 1107 Passes Through Appropriations!

Due to impending snow, HB-1107 (The Record Sealing Bill) came before the
House Appropriations Committee today although it had been
scheduled for tomorrow.

The Bill passed with a strong 7-4 vote.

We have YOU to thank!! Your calls and emails made a difference!
You spoke out and you were heard!! Congratulations!

We would also like to thank Maureen Cain for her tireless work on this bill.
This bill will be heard on the House floor early next week, so we need everyone to
please contact their House Representative and ask them to support HB 1107.

Don't know who your legislator is?
Click on this link
and then click on "FIND LOCATION" on the sidebar.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we practice forgiveness as a nation, but yet, if you make a mistake, you have no right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I'm glad it excludes ex offenders with sex offenses and violent offenders. You still have to wait ten years, and have a judge approve it. I think ten years of job denials, rental denials, and embarrassment, while simultaniously staying out of trouble is a good indication of good moral character. No ones perfect, the bible even states that. you do your crime, then your time and dirt, it's time to move on. And you wonder why the prisons have a revolving door. If this bill doesn't pass, I'm going to invest in stocks that builds private prisons.