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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Man Sues Jail For Inhumane Conditions

A man who police say shot and killed a Boulder businessman has filed a suit against the county claiming that he is living under "cruel and inhumane conditions" at the Boulder County Jail, including being strapped naked in a chair for hours and being denied pain medication for an aching tooth.

Ryan Barry, 26, is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 18 homicide of Sergio Libman. Police arrested Barry in Kansas two days later and he has been held without bond ever since.

He recently was put on suicide watch and given nothing more than a "smock" to wear in a barren cell

Rocky Mountain News

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