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

When Kids Get Life

Don't miss:

When Kids Get Life-- The latest offering from PBS' Frontline documentary series is a disturbing, but eye-opening film that examines five Colorado-based cases in which juveniles have been sentenced to life without parole. Colorado was a pioneer in juvenile justice, focusing on the rehabilitation rather than punishment. But in the late 1980s and 1990s, when a sharp increase in violent crimes by young offenders made major headlines, legislators had free rein to crack down. Among those interviewed is Jacob Ind, who was physically and sexually abused for years by his stepfather and mother until, as a 15-year-old in 1992, he murdered them both.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, from 9 to 10:30 P.M. ET on PBS

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