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, February 19, 2007

Ken Gorman -- Medical Marijuana Activist Killed

Police identified Ken Gorman as the man who was killed in a South Decatur Street home over the weekend, but would not say if they believe marijuana theft was a possible motive in the homicide. Gorman, a 59-year-old activist who sold marijuana for medicinal purposes, was shot to death sometime after 7 p.m. Saturday in his home. Post article here

"Ken has been around forever, and he did quite a bit to draw attention to an issue that he believed in," said Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER, an organization that helped legalize possession of small amounts of pot in Denver.
"For over 20 or 30 years, (Gorman) has been at the forefront of the issue, but if marijuana was legal, this would not have happened," Tvert said. "The thing that Ken spent his entire life fighting ended up killing him, and that's marijuana prohibition, and not marijuana." Rocky article here

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