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, May 13, 2013

The House I Live In


Public Showing of
The House I Live In

New Hope Baptist Church is offering a free screening of The House I Live In on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 6:30PM.  The documentary, winner of Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, offers a penetrating look at the devastating impact of the War on Drugs.  Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, “The House I Live In” offers a poignant look inside US drug policies and the far-reaching impact on families and communities.  Executive producers include Danny Glover, John Legend, Brad Pitt, Russell Simmons, and Joslyn Barnes

Since 1972, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests and has cost more than one trillion dollars.  As a result, the United States has become the world’s largest jailer, and the high volume of drug arrests have destroyed low-income communities, creating a vicious cycle that must stop.  Filmmakers are teaming with victims and communities of the War on Drugs, advocacy groups, faith communities, criminal justice supporters, and elected officials across country to educate and mobilize people to end the disastrous War on Drugs.  Dr. Vincent Harding from Veterans of Hope will offer his insights at the screening. Additionally, public officials and advocate groups at the screening will provide commentary and information.
What: Screening of The House I Live In
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Where: New Hope Baptist Church
               3701 Colorado Boulevard
               (303) 322-5200

For more infomation please contact John Riley at CCJRC at john@ccjrc.org or
Art Way at Drug Policy Alliance of Colorado at away@drugpolicy.org
Official Film Website: www.thehouseilivein.org
New Hope Baptist Church: www.newhopedenver.org

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