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.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Colorado Capitol TV

Play Name the Show.

The Colorado House of Representatives plans to go live on cable television and the Internet next year, but top lawmakers are still wondering what to call the show.

A name-the-broadcast contest launched last week by Speaker Andrew Romanoff, D-Denver, has generated more than 300 possibilities, many of which indicate that politicos view the pending broadcast as must-flee TV.

Among them: "Colorado Capitol Punishment," "House of Pain," "ALOHA - A Lot of Hot Air." and "C-RAP"

More serious suggestions included: "Colorado Open House" and "Streaming Colorado."

There are many takeoffs on C-SPAN - the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network, which shows national political events around the clock.

Several voted for CO-SPAN. One wag suggested ZZZZZZZZZZZ-SPAN. Another touted CO-PAIN - Colorado Public Affairs Internet Network.

In interviews, some noted wiseacres offered ideas too. Sen. Steve Johnson, R-Larimer County, suggested, "What Not to Wear." And Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute think tank, said, "The Price Is Wrong."

Cindy Parsons, spokeswoman for Comcast cable, said the naming decision is up to the lawmakers.

Romanoff said he doesn't have a deadline for picking a name. The winner gets bragging rights, nothing else.

Name that broadcast

To suggest a name, go to knowledgemessenger.com/prod/ViewNewsletter.asp?id=1845&App=andrew.

Denver Post