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, May 07, 2007

OP-ED Rocky- Chambers Is Too Controversial

It's not good when a district attorney is the focus of controversy more often than the cases he or she may be prosecuting.

And there's no question that Carol Chambers, chief prosecutor for the district covering Arapahoe and three other suburban counties, frequently turns herself into a lightning rod, embroiling herself in needless trouble.

Most recently she has been accused of trying to intimidate a judge, a charge that will be investigated by the Colorado Supreme Court's Attorney Regulation Counsel.

It's the second time in less than a year that she's drawn the attention of the ARC. Last December it publicly censured her for abusing her office to help out an acquaintance.

OPED here

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