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, April 16, 2007

Staffing Problems in Prison -- Texas

Scott Henson over at Grits has this post that illustrates what is happening in Texas in regards to the problems that they are already having with staffing. They can't staff the prisons they already have and they are thinking about building more. It is a problem that Colorado should be aware of as we contemplate building more prisons, especially private ones, in rural areas.
Grits For Breakfast

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