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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.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

From Prison With Love

Here's a Valentine's Day story, Correctional Industries has a greenhouse in Canon City at the Arrowhead facility that is providing a wide range of bouquets for the public.

James Stoneking worked in finance in Douglas County.

Now he's doing floral arrangements for the Valentine's Day rush.

From behind bars.

The flower shop is part work, part therapy for about 100 of the people housed at Arrowhead Correctional Center in Canon City.

This isn't a discount house; flowers are sold at market rate.

The Gazette Article here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had to work with Jim Stoneking in Denver Colorado, at Berger Associates...and he was a weirdo then, always harassing the femailes in the office. NOT surprised to hear that he eventually found younger VICTIMS. More importantly, I am glad to hear they caught up with him...he is where he belongs- behind bars!

-Brian Ireland