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.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

NPR Interview on Colorado Matters (click here to listen)

Ari Zavaras Takes the Reins at the Department of Corrections

Colorado Matters interviewed Ari Zavaras this morning. What does he think of CCJRC?

Colorado's new chief of corrections is back for more. Ari Zavaras ran the department from 1993 to 1999. He was Denver's police chief before that and even ran for mayor. Now, as he takes the reins for a second time at the Department of Corrections, Zavaras faces a daunting task. Colorado's prison population has doubled in the last decade. Programs aimed at reducing recidivism have been slashed, and there aren't enough prisons to keep up with the number of inmates. As part of our series of conversations with members of Ritter's cabinet, Ari Zavaras talks to Ryan Warner

Link to their site here

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