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.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

SCF Cleans Up From The Inside Out

STERLING — Sterling Correctional Facility is doing its part to try to reduce waste. Rick Schulte, supervisor of SFC’s recycling and composting program, spoke to Rotary Wednesday about the program at the prison.

SCF is the largest prison in Colorado, with approximately 2,500 inmates, which means they generate a lot of waste. In 2001 the prison generated around 1,400 tons of trash. By 2006 that number had been cut by 59 percent with the composting and recycling program.

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