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, August 23, 2007

Doc Never A Suspect

Special prosecutors in the Tim Masters case said Wednesday that a Fort Collins surgeon who was charged in a series of sex crimes was never considered a suspect in the Peggy Hettrick murder case.

In a court motion, they also emphasized that the two former Larimer County prosecutors who won a conviction of Masters - and had social ties to the late Dr. Richard Hammond - claim no knowledge that the surgeon was eyed by police as a suspect in the homicide.

As a result, any failure by the Larimer County District Attorney's Office to disclose information about Hammond does not justify granting a new trial to Masters, according to the motion filed by Adams County District Attorney Don Quick and his lead prosecutor, Mike Goodbee

The Denver Post