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, December 13, 2011

Denver New Police Chief Vows To Make Good Department Great

The Denver Post

Denver's new police chief, Robert White, took the oath of office Monday, vowing to usher in a new era of trust and respect between police and a community stunned by several high-profile brutality cases.
White, who left the same job in Louisville, Ky., to come to Denver, said he plans to build on work done by his predecessor, Gerry Whitman, who held the job for 12 years.
White said Whitman, who returns to the rank of captain, did a great job. But the new chief also said he expects to improve on it.
"We will be a better department than we have ever been," White told a crowd of police brass and city officials at his swearing-in ceremony. ". . . I agree with (Mayor Michael Hancock) that this is a good Police

Department, but we are going to make it a great Police Department.

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