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.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Attorneys named to replace 2 northern Colorado judges ousted by voters - KDVR

Attorneys named to replace 2 northern Colorado judges ousted by voters - KDVR

DENVER (AP) — Fort Collins attorneys Julie Field and Stephen Howard have been appointed to replace two state judges who were voted out of office in November.

Voters rejected retaining District Judges Jolene Blair and Terrence Gilmore. They were the prosecutors in a 1999 case in which Timothy Masters was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

The state Supreme Court censured Blair and Gilmore in 2008, saying they failed as prosecutors to turn over information to defense attorneys.

Masters' conviction was overturned the same year after new tests showed the DNA evidence failed to put him at the scene and pointed to other suspects. He was released from prison after nearly a decade.

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