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.

Monday, April 26, 2010

SB 189 SB 179 and HB 1352 Both Advance

Both Syringe Exchange and the Drug Sentencing Reform bill passed out of their respective committees unanimously. Thank you goes out to Senators Mitchell and Steadman. SB 179 passed 2nd reading today in the Senate. The bill proposes to restore the voting rights of people paroled from felony convictions, and facilitate the voting rights of eligible voters in the criminal justice system.

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