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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Texas Corrections Officers Say "NO" To New Prisons

Grits for Breakfast has this from Texas CO's who say no more new prisons, just adequately staff the ones that we have. It's a problem that needs to be addressed here as with the private prison they are trying to build in Hudson. The turnover rate in Brush at the women's facility there is at over 40 percent and Corrections Corporations of America has already been fined for understaffing at their facilities here in Colorado.

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