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, March 24, 2011

65 Million Need Not Apply

National Employment Law Project Read the report here
In recent years, the criminal background check industry has grown

exponentially. Particularly in the wake of 9/11, the ready availability of

inexpensive commercial background checks has made them a popular

employee screening tool. In one survey, more than 90 percent of companies

reported using criminal background checks for their hiring decisions.1 At the

same time that the background check industry has expanded, the share of the

U.S. population with criminal records has soared to over one in four adults.

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