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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Measure to limit some bail releases will go to voters - The Denver Post

Measure to limit some bail releases will go to voters - The Denver Post

In November, Coloradans will get to vote on whether some criminal defendants should not be released from jail without bail.
Secretary of State Bernie Buescher's office said Monday it had certified that backers of an initiative petition to rework the bail process had collected the necessary valid signatures of 76,047 registered voters.
The statutory measure, designated Proposition 102, would prohibit the release of a defendant on an unsecured bond under a pretrial-services program unless the suspect is a first- time, nonviolent offender. A fiscal analysis indicates the measure would cost local jails $2.8 million.
Eight other initiatives and referenda have been approved for the ballot.

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