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, June 16, 2010

Colorado Mom Seeks New Trial

CBS News
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ― A Colorado woman serving 16 years in prison for the death of her infant son has new attorneys who plan to seek a new trial for her.

Attorneys for Molly Midyette say they'll file paperwork by August arguing for a new trial. A judge allowed the former Louisville woman to change her counsel so her former attorneys could testify that she was threatened and intimidated before and during her trial by her husband and his attorney.

Midyette was convicted in 2007 of child abuse resulting in the death of her son, 11-week-old Jason, who had broken bones and a skull fracture. Her husband, Alex Midyette, is also serving 16 years for their son's death.

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