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.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eagle County Jailers Make Time For Prisoners

EAGLE, Colorado — Andrew Vigil, Leadville native, was tired of working construction. He didn’t want to work outside in the cold and in the snow anymore. He had been doing it for 10 years. So, when Vigil saw the jail deputy job posting in the newspaper, he was interested.

That was six and a half years ago.

“I didn’t know what I was getting into at the time. It is a lot different than what I expected,” Vigil says. “It is a lot more responsibility than I thought it would be. You need to be patient to do the job and you need to be able to multi-task.”

Vail Daily