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.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Teen In Colorado Springs May Face Murder Charge

CBS 4 Denver
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ― A 14-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of his younger brother told a Colorado Springs detective he hoped what happened was "just a nightmare."

The boy's comments were part of a taped interview played in an El Paso County courtroom Wednesday during a hearing to determine whether the teenager should be tried as an adult. The hearing continues Thursday.

Prosecutors say the boy shot his younger brother while he slept last year and then wounded their mother by shooting her with a rifle and stabbing her with a knife.

The boy's defense attorneys say he has a history of sleepwalking and hallucinating. They say the teen would be the youngest inmate in 117 years at Colorado's Department of Corrections if he is tried and convicted as an adult.

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