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, April 20, 2010

7 DUI cases dismissed after Springs lab errors - The Denver Post

7 DUI cases dismissed after Springs lab errors - The Denver Post
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Seven DUI cases were dismissed and charges were reduced in two others following a review of faulty blood-alcohol tests at the Colorado Springs Metro Crime Lab. Colorado Springs authorities in December announced the discovery of errors and a review of results at the lab where the alcohol content in blood samples was higher than the true result. Earlier this year, officials from the lab said the problems were a result of how a solvent was used by a chemist during the testing process.
In all, the lab retested 7,892 blood alcohol cases dating back to 2006 and found a total of 206 errors. Of the nine affected cases, five defendants had served jail time. 

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