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, December 11, 2009

Sentence Reform Panel Meeting Today

State Bill
Reform is a must for the tight grip prison costs have on the state budget. But reaching an agreement on recommendations to cut sentences for non-violent crimes hasn’t been the easiest task.
A report released last month by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which was created to organize the process of sentence reform, shows just minor proposed changes to sentencing for DUI and escape offenses.
At a meeting today, the commission will vote on revisions and recommendations for:

  • the language of a provision that will affect probation sentences for those with multiple past felonies.
  • DUI sentencing, on issues such as consistency, probation, bond statutes and eliminating non-alcohol related driving offenses as prerequisites for mandatory jail sentences for DUI offenders.
  • drug possession sentencing.
  • State Bill will cover the event. Please return to this site for full coverage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

with overcrowding a huge issue ...what about commutation of non-violent non-repeat criminals? Wouldn't a commutation process assure that we're are not just dumping dangerous criminal out on the streets?