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.
CANON CITY, Colo.—An inmate at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility has been killed, reportedly at the hands of another inmate.
The Colorado Department of Corrections reports that 34-year-old James Schneider was killed early Thursday by another inmate. Schneider was serving a three-year sentence at the medium-security prison for forgery and escape.
Katherine Sanguinetti, a spokeswoman for the department, says a male inmate murdered Schneider but declined to elaborate on the cause of death. An autposy was expected Friday in Fremont County.
Sanguinetti says the suspected killer has been segregated from the rest of the prison population, but his name has no been announced.