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, January 10, 2012

Corrections Sentencing 2020

We'd like to welcome back Michael Connelly (former blogmaster of Corrections Sentencing), his new blog is called Corrections Sentencing 2020.  (round of applause).  You can find Corrections Sentencing 2020 on our blogroll to the left.

From CS2020
Welcome to Our New Website and Home
Thank you for visiting our new website and home. We hope you will make it a regular stop, hopefully even bestow upon it that hallowed bookmark. As you will see from the What This Blog Is and What This Blog Is Not posts, we will take a proactive, futures approach to corrections and sentencing policy. The approach will perhaps seem confrontational because it rejects acceptance of the current status quo in the face of an arriving Perfect Storm of fiscal and environmental pressures that are already assaulting most state and local budgets and will continue to do so for years and years to come. We will provide you the latest research and news not only concerning corrections and sentencing but also concerning those fiscal and environment concerns, spiced by commentaries by us and the kind contributors we bring on board.

We refuse to be a gloom and doom site, though. We will be diligent about providing ideas and examples of ways to address the practical and the theoretical issues facing corrections and sentencing as they adjust to the unpredictably changing world evolving before us. We hope you will find us a useful and convenient site for information and options to deal with problems and issues that either don’t respond to the old practices or have never really been addressed before. If you are attuned to the world we’re facing but wary that you’ve been alone, you’re not, and we will do our best to make sure you aren’t disappointed whenever you visit. Even if you don’t accept part or all of what we’re talking about right now, we feel that the new realities hurtling down on all of us in corrections and sentencing will bring you back, whether you want to or not. Don’t worry. We’ll just be glad to see you again.

Our point is that the world of corrections and sentencing will dramatically change by 2020, even more and in different ways than it has changed in the last few years. It goes without saying that we can deal with that well or badly or somewhere in between, with precious public safety and scarce tax dollars in the balance. We vote for “well.” We think we have something to contribute to that, and what we can’t help with, we’ll find and get to you here as fast and as much as possible. We don’t have to take this swirling, disruptive future lying down.

We’ll look forward to seeing you here.

No comments: