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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Protein May Stop Hep C

Michael over at Corrections Sentencing had a great post yesterday, chock full of good stuff to read. One notable mention was that researchers have discovered a protein that may stop Hep C from replicating. That's wonderful news when you look at the explosive growth of that disease in our prison populations. Nobody knows how many inmates have the disease; by some estimates, about 40 percent of the 2.2 million in jail and prison are infected, compared with 2 percent of the overall population.Here's the article

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