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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.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Job Opportunities

The Denver Post

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet met Saturday with trainees and future business entrepreneurs who hope to reshape their lives in the expanding renewable-energy field.

They are among as many as 6,000 Colorado residents who will get new "green jobs" directly or indirectly because of the $80 million that Colorado will get through the federal economic recovery act, Bennet said.

"We can give them a different kind of future," he said. "You can't export these jobs. It will also reduce our reliance on foreign oil."

Lesa Theaman is among people learning to install solar panels along with other renewable-energy skills at Mi Casa Resource Center at 360 Acoma St.

Theaman said after a felony drug conviction, the free training at Mi Casa helped her find hope for the future.

"I've turned my life around," she said. "I wanted something better for myself."

Theaman, who is applying for an electrician's apprenticeship program, showed Bennet two solar panels used in a Mi Casa class. She said with 20 such panels, someone could light and heat their home.

"I think it's phenomenal what we could do with solar power," she said. "Having 300 days of sunshine a year is huge for solar."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats one person who is trying to change her life, when will the DOC start helping the other 20,000 or so. There budget indicates they could do a lot more towards rehabilitation efforts.djw

Anonymous said...

Is there anything like Mi Casa in El Paso County?

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