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 30, 2009

Sentencing Commission Quarterly Report

For all you data folks...(h/t to Doc Berman over at Sentencing Law And Policy)
US Sentencing Commission Final Quarterly Report
As part of its ongoing mission, the United States Sentencing Commission provides
Congress, the judiciary, the executive branch, and the general public with data extracted and
analyzed from sentencing documents submitted by courts to the Commission.

1 Data is reported on an annual basis in the Commission’s Annual Report and Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics.

2 After the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Booker on January 12, 2005,
which rendered the sentencing guidelines advisory instead of mandatory, many people expressed
an interest in knowing what changes, if any, in federal sentencing practices would result. The
Commission responded by reconfiguring its data collection, analysis, and reporting efforts to
provide real-time data reporting from the submitted documents.