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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Final State of Sentencing 2010

The Sentencing Project
Today, 7.2 million men and women are under correctional supervision.  Of this total, five million are monitored in the community on probation or parole and 2.3 million are incarcerated in prisons or jails.  As a result the nation maintains the highest rate of incarceration in the world at 743 per 100,000 population.  The scale of the correctional population results from a mix of crime rates and legislative and administrative policies that vary by state.  In recent years, lawmakers have struggled to find the resources to maintain....

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