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.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How The War On Drugs Is Destroying Black America

It starts out like this: 

The main obstacle to getting black America past the illusion that racism is still a defining factor in America is the strained relationship between young black men and police forces.  The massive number of black men in prison stands as an ongoing and graphically resonant rebuke to all calls to "get past racism." exhibit initiative, or stress optimism. And the primary reason for this massive number of black men in jail is the War on Drugs.

1 comment:

barri john said...

This is absolute bunkham, the reason American prisons are full of black men, any age, is its because they are the ones commiting most crime, and getting caught, come on youve over played this race card.