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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CCJRC in the News - Operation To Get Those In Jail To Vote

Fox news called CCJRC and asked to do an interview with Carol on the work that we are doing to help people who are in jail vote. The important part of the work that we are doing is to educate people about their rights. Of course they put the convicted felon spin on it. It is Fox news. You can access the video here
Fox News


Anonymous said...

Fox news could do a big service to everyones right to vote. I know that Colorado has a Attorney General who spits out his biased opinion that its not right to let felons vote?? Actually all 20,000 plus of Colorados inmates should have the right to vote.
John Suther served as Executive Director of the Department of Corrections before he became attorney general which gives him a conflict of interest in the affairs of all inmates and should excuse himself from any activity within his job as Attorney General. All those people who use the word felon, are hypocrites. I believe the statistic shows that nearly all the people in prison are there because of drug charges and were convicted because they were poor.
All the rich hyprocrites use drugs but buy there way to treatment facilitys when caught. Every body should have the right to vote that is a citizen of this country. Are not inmates citizens?? What about all the illegal aliens in this country who will vote?? If you want to stop people from voting turn your efforts to all those illegals that are taking jobs from our citizens and will probably vote in our election. djw

Randy said...

Praise God. Even with the biased reporting, Fox may help the effort.

Prisoners need some way to educate themselves about the issues impacting them (and their families) so we can vote (when allowed)

Hang tough CCJRC, you are loved

,- )

Anonymous said...

No politician in his right mind would give 22,700 people the right to vote, when they have 6,000 DOC employees and their families and untold numbers of the judicial/attorneys/law enforcement prison industrial complex that will vote to keep the status quo and the present politicians in office (90% always keep their jobs, unless they are caught) and already have the right to vote. mpc

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