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, August 27, 2007

Year Long Investigation Nets 20 Pounds of Pot

How much does a year long investigation cost? I hope that they confiscated enough to pay for that investigation, but I doubt if they did. (Just by comparison-the bag of dog food in my kitchen weighs nearly 40 pounds).

A year-long undercover drug investigation by Denver police has netted 20-pounds of marijuana, more than $240,000 and a dozen arrests.

The investigation, which targeted an interstate ring that allegedly shipped about 1,000 pounds of marijuana through Denver monthly, was wrapped up on Thursday, Denver police said in a press release.

Detectives watched locations in west Denver and served search warrants simultaneously, police said.

The Denver Police Metro SWAT Team, narcotics detectives, patrol officers, West Metro Task Force members and ICE agents carried out the raids and arrests.

The Denver Post