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.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

CCA Nearly Done Moving Prisoners

The Examiner

PUEBLO, Colo. -

The state Department of Corrections expects to be done moving more than 600 Colorado inmates out of the Huerfano County Correctional Facility in southern Colorado by the end of the week.

Corrections Corporation of America announced in March that it would transfer all Colorado inmates out of the private prison to make room for 752 inmates from Arizona. It characterized the move as a business decision.

The Colorado inmates will go to CCA prisons in Crowley, Bent and Kit Carson counties.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti says there are about 200 Colorado inmates left to move.

She says CCA will still be under contract with the department to operate the Huerfano County facility, and the department will continue providing oversight.