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.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Prison Life a Jolt For Nacchio?

Joe Nacchio, once accustomed to a seven-figure salary and multimillion-dollar bonuses, could soon be earning 12 to 40 cents an hour doing menial labor as a federal prison inmate.

It's a dramatic fall for the former Qwest chief executive, who was found guilty Thursday of 19 counts of criminal insider trading. Each count could carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

In prison, Nacchio, who earned an annual salary of $1.17 million from Qwest, could expect to work seven hours a day as a food server, plumber, painter, warehouse worker or groundskeeper, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He could use his new salary to buy items from the prison commissary or to pay his phone bill.

The Denver Post

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