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 19, 2007

Record-expunging plan wins first vote in House

Record-expunging plan wins first vote in House

HB 1107 makes it through the first test!! Lawmakers from the House Judiciary Committee
made several comments about the emotionally charged and moving testimonies they heard during the initial Judiciary hearing.

The House initially approved a bill that would let convicted criminals petition to have their records sealed 10 years after the crime instead of 15.
Rep. Mike Cerbo, D-Denver, said his bill would help people who have made "errors in judgment" move on with their lives.
The bill would exclude certain violent crimes, sexual assault and crimes against children.

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