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.

Friday, October 17, 2008

DOC To Revisit Canon City Proposal

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Corrections is being forced to take a second look at its decision to build a new headquarters a mile away from its current facilities in Colorado Springs.

That's because Canon City, one of five finalists for the project, has filed a formal protest challenging the decision, accord- ing to City Manager Steve Rabe.

Like Pueblo officials who bid on the project, Rabe said Canon City is questioning the department's decision to change criteria it initially said it would use to determine the winning bid.

Rabe said the DOC failed to consider several factors in Canon City's bid, and then altered the weight of criteria it said it would use to make its determination.
Pueblo Chieftain