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.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SB 189 and HB 1352 Both Advance

The Syringe Exchange bill (SB 189) which was introduced by Senator Pat Steadman, passed through the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on a 5-2 vote. 

HB 1352 passed second reading in the House and hopefully will be scheduled for third reading this week.  Second reading is a voice vote so we don't know if anyone actually voted against it.

A new bill (SB 193) was introduced in the Senate yesterday.  This bill which will prevent the shackling of women inmates when they are giving birth and is being heard in Senate Judiciary this afternoon.

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