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.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Earned Time bill passes Senate Judiciary Unanimously

HB 1223: Concerning Earned Time Awarded to Inmates in Prison

Sponsors: Joint Budget Committee: Representatives Levy (D), Becker (R), Gerou (R) and Senators Steadman (D), Hodge (D) and Lambert (R)
CCJRC position: priority support
Description: This bill would restore eligibility for earned time to people reincarcerated for a parole revocation and create a new “achievement earned time” of up to 60 days (with a cap of 120 days) that can be awarded at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Corrections for major program completion or extraordinary conduct by an inmate that promotes the safety of staff, volunteers or other inmates. Also requires that savings from the Department of Corrections budget be reinvested into vocational/educational programming inside prison and re-entry support services for parolees or inmates transitioning through community corrections.

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