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.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Manzanares Being Charged For Laptop

Golden - In his 25-year law career, former judge and Denver City Attorney Larry Manzanares built the résumé of a man bound for the state Supreme Court and a reputation for sound judgment.

He graduated from Harvard's law school, had success in private practice and became a judge at 35.

But Manzanares, now 50, is facing disgrace and possible disbarment over a stolen computer worth about $1,500. Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey filed three felony charges Wednesday against Manzanares alleging he stole a computer from his former employer, used it to download images and movies - many of them termed "sexually explicit" - and tried to cover his tracks when confronted by police.

An 80-page affidavit spelled out the allegations against Manzanares, who resigned as city attorney in February after serving in the office less than two months.

Rocky Mountain News
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