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.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Prisons Hiring in Colorado

The Forbes

DENVER -- Despite implementing a hiring freeze last fall, Colorado is still hanging a help wanted sign.

The state is looking to hire about 140 people for jobs ranging from nurses and police dispatchers to prison librarians and vocational instructors, even though Gov. Bill Ritter has already ordered departments to cut their budgets by 10 percent.


Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that in one of the CCA facilities in CO, that if an inmate is involved in vocational study, whether as a teacher or a student, they are all required to live in one room together

Anonymous said...

Isnt the Governor supposed to be in charge of all state agencys such as the depatment of corrections?? Doesnt the state legislator's pass the laws that the DOC is supposed to follow??
Now we all know there are some terrible problems within the CDOC. Shouldnt the public demand that those in charge either correct the problems they have created or reign there positions!! djw

Anonymous said...

If the CDOC did not treat there staff like they treat the prisoners, maybe staff would stick around longer. Not only that if they would stop hiding things under the rug when senior staff do something wrong. Newer staff would probably stick around longer and then CDOC would not have to hire new personnel so often.
There are definitely some terrible problems within the CDOC!!