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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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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Suspect's dad laments lack of mental-health care - The Denver Post

Suspect's dad laments lack of mental-health care - The Denver Post

One time when his son was feeling particularly violent, War Eagle Eastwood wrapped his arms tightly around his son's waist as Bruco pummeled him in the head, back and shoulders until exhausted.

It was the only mental health therapy Eastwood believed he could afford for his troubled son, who, he said, sometimes yelled, kicked and swung at imaginary enemies.

Though there is no public record that alleged Deer Creek Middle School gunman Bruco "Bo" Strong Eagle Eastwood has been diagnosed with a mental illness, his father said he has long believed his son struggled with schizophrenia — but the father felt powerless and financially unable to help.