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, January 07, 2009

Legislature 2009

Legislature 2009

Starts: 10 a.m. January 7

Ends: The session must be over by midnight May 6, but lawmakers can end earlier.

Senate breakdown: 21 Democrats, 14 Republicans

House breakdown: 38 Democrats, 27 Republicans

Of note: Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter will deliver his State of the State address at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The Capitol online

State Web site: leg.state.co.us. The site includes informations on bills, how to contact lawmakers and has an audio link to listen to committees or floor action.

Phone: 303-866-2904

Address: 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO, 80203.

House only: Live Web-streaming at coloradochannel.net or live TV at Comcast Channel 165