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.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Could a Phillip Garrido Happen In Colorado

The Denver Post

There are roughly 10,000 sex offenders in Colorado, watched by police detectives and parole officers and parents living down the street.

But how closely are they looking?

If an offender in Colorado kept a woman captive in his backyard for nearly two decades — as convicted rapist Phillip Garrido is accused of doing in California — would authorities know?

The officials most closely involved in sex-offender management in Colorado say yes, because of a comprehensive set of regulations that make Colorado among the most aggressive states in the nation for sex-offender supervision.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the big joke is, if a person is released from prison for completing his or her sentence, they should be free and not subjected to being watched or told where they can live. IF THEY ARE A THREAT TO SOCIETY THEY SHOULDNT BE RELEASED PERIOD? Also there are many classes of crimes that shouldnt put people into sex offense status to begin with!! djw