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.

Monday, March 16, 2009

HB 1262 and 1263 Both Make It Through The Senate

On a unanimous vote both HB 1262 and HB 1263 have made it through the Senate and are on their way to Governor Ritter's desk.  HB 1238 has been postponed until next Monday, March 23 at 1:30.  The bill to abolish the death penalty in Colorado will be up in Appropriations next week.

HB 1262: Concerning the Issuance of a Summons Instead of an Arrest Warrant in Certain Circumstances

Sponsors: Representative Casso and Senator Morse


HB 1263: Concerning Time Computation While An Inmate Is Incarcerated In ACounty Jail.

Sponsors: Representative Casso and Senator Carroll