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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.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

House Hopeful Has Felony Record

It's perfectly legal for him to run for office. He just can't get a job that won't hire felons.
FORT COLLINS — Court records show a Democrat who plans to run for the state House in Larimer County pleaded guilty to felony theft charges stemming from a check fraud case last year.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported today that Crusificio "Cross" Gambino was sentenced to three years of probation.

Gambino did not have a working phone number and no one answered the door at his home.

Gambino said Tuesday he wants to challenge Republican Don Marostica for a seat representing north Loveland and the southern edge of Fort Collins.

The Secretary of State's Office says Gambino can run for office despite the felony conviction.