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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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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Officials To Discuss Prison Population

Grand Junction Sentinel
State and local officials will gather Thursday in Grand Junction to discuss the question of how many people the state can afford to incarcerate.
The panel discussion sponsored by Western Slope promotional group Club 20 and Colorado think tank Independence Institute will take up “Prison spending, sentencing and the Colorado budget: How many more prison beds can we afford?”
Panelists will include Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger; Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey; Ari Zevaras, director of the state Department of Corrections; Public Safety Director Pete Weir; state Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora; and Steve Reynolds, chairman of the 9th Judicial District Community Corrections Board.
The discussion will take place as the state is releasing some felons early from the Department of Corrections in a cost-saving measure.
Interested people are asked to RSVP to Angeline Roles at Club 20 by calling 242-3264 or e-mailing aroles@club20.org.
The panel will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Two Rivers Convention Center, and refreshments will be served.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing will come out of this meeting, of old police officers who should of stayed retired.
The people of Colorado have already spoken many times. 1st to do away with mandatory parole and 2nd, sentence reform. Those two issues will cut Colorados budget by millions of dollars.
I say take it a step further and reform the bloated DOC. DJW