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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Portugal's Drug Experiment

The New Yorker
This week in the magazine, Michael Specter looks at Portugal a decade after it decriminalized personal drug use. Here Specter talks with Blake Eskin about why it makes sense to treat drug abuse as a public-health problem rather than a crime, and what lessons the U.S. could take from Portugal’s example.
Listen to the mp3 on the player above, or right-click here to download.

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