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, May 29, 2007

Letter to the Editor - A Prison State

This letter appeared in the Rocky today...

Like all of the new metro-area courthouses, the new Denver courthouse will symbolize injustice and lack of transparency by having no windows in the courtrooms (“Justice taking shape,” Spotlight, May 19).
The present courthouse has large windows that let in the light of day as all human spaces should have. By contrast, the new courthouse symbolizes what America has become — a prison state where our constitutional rights have become mere platitudes.

Thomas K. Carberry, Denver

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