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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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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Feds to charge med pot grower from Highlands Ranch - The Denver Post

Feds to charge med pot grower from Highlands Ranch - The Denver Post

Federal prosecutors say they are preparing documents to charge a man whose home was raided Friday for growing medical marijuana.

Chris Bartkowicz will face one charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

If convicted, the charges carry prison terms of five to 40 years.

Federal investigators say Bartkowicz had 224 plants in various stages of development at his Highlands Ranch home near C-470 and University Boulevard.

Bartkowicz violated state medical marijuana laws and the federal ban on marijuana, U.S. Attorney David Gaouette told 9Wants to Know Tuesday.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says Bartkowicz had more plants than state law allowed.