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.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Black Market Tobacco

Cigarettes that cost $125 a pack? That is the going rate for cigarettes in prison these days. Smoking in prison is illegal in many states, Colorado being one of them. Has that changed the amount of smoking that goes on? To a certain extent, but as with any other illegal drug, it has just driven the price up, it doesn't make it go away.
Read the Article here.

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