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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 09, 2010

Prison costs doom felony-dui measure in House committee - The Denver Post

Prison costs doom felony-dui measure in House committee - The Denver Post

A bill to make a third drunken-driving offense a felony in Colorado was killed Monday by a House committee that questioned the potential prison costs.

The bill's sponsor, State Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, said the estimated $22 million cost could be covered by state agencies cutting less than 1 percent of their spending. His bill drew support from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, which said Colorado is one of only four states without a felony DUI.

But Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, who is chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, said a state facing a $1.2 billion shortfall can't afford a felony DUI bill this year. The bill died 7-4, with Republicans supporting it, and Democrats opposing it.

1 comment:

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