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.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

A Letter from Lisl's Dad - Editorial

In Aspen Daily News' article, "Ritter defends Auman case; moves on to running Colorado," that recounts the tragic death of Denver police officer Bruce VanderJagt, the governor stated, "... we offered Lisl Auman a plea bargain. She could've gotten as little as 15 years and she might have been out in five years for good time. (Auman and her attorney) turned the plea bargain down. They wanted probation. I didn't believe Lisl's conduct warranted it."

Thank you Dr. Hunter S. Thompson for continuing to haunt Gov. Bill Ritter's political life by forcing the resurrection of the revisionist lie of the purported alternate plea bargain that never occurred. Lisl, who did not know the murderer, was offered one plea bargain that would have resulted in her spending a minimum of 30 years in prison. There was no other offer.

Read the Editorial here

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