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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.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Pro-pot protesters take on Town Center - News - Aurora Sentinel

Pro-pot protesters take on Town Center - News - Aurora Sentinel
AURORA | Wearing T-shirts spouting a variety of pro-marijuana messages, a group of about 40 marijuana advocates quietly strolled into Town Center at Aurora on Saturday in support of a man banned from the mall last week after wearing a similar shirt.

Unlike the man banned last week, 28-year-old John Gailey, Saturday’s group wasn’t asked to leave the mall or change their attire.

Instead, the group walked from store to store like any other shoppers.

Mason Tvert, executive director of Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation, which organized the event, said his group hoped the event would make it easier for other marijuana advocates to wear pro-marijuana shirts without problems.

“We find it ridiculous that a young gentleman was harassed and banned from the Aurora mall for wearing a T-shirt,” he said.

Mall officials and police insisted last week that Gailey wasn’t banned from the mall for one year for wearing the T-shirt, but rather for the scene he created when mall officials asked him to remove it because of the mall’s family night function that night.

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