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

Thieves Target Medical Pot Users

Yet another reason why decriminalization is necessary...
Denver Post

Two masked men forced their way at gunpoint into a Fort Collins home whose occupants are on a medical-marijuana registry list and demanded drugs, then stole cash and other valuables Sunday.

The two men were wearing dark hoodies and ski masks when they knocked on the door of the home in the 3600 block of Big Dipper Drive at about 7:20 p.m., according to Fort Collins police.

They demanded drugs, and when the two occupants couldn't produce any, they stole cash and electronics and fled.

The case is currently under investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Fort Collins Police Detective Gar Haugo at 970-416-2271 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.