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.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Impound Initiative Fails Breck Okays Pot

The Denver Post
A ballot initiative requiring police to impound the vehicles of drivers without valid licenses failed tonight after more than two-thirds of voters opposed it, the Denver Post is reporting.
All but one Denver city councilperson had asked voters to reject the Initiative 300 last month, saying it would cost the city as much as $1.6 million annually and was aimed at punishing illegal immigrants.
It is already illegal to drive without a license in Denver, though police officers have discretion in whether to impound cars.
Early returns also showed Denver school board candidates Mary Seawell, Andrea Merida, Jeanne Kaplan and Nate Easley leading in their respective district races by at least three points.

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