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.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Wyoming Inmate Dies In Oklahoma Prison

CHEYENNE - A Wyoming inmate housed at the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre, Okla., has died, according to the state Department of Corrections.

No foul play was involved in the death of Charles E. Birr, 60, who was pronounced dead on Monday, agency spokeswoman Melinda Brazzale said Friday.

The exact cause of death was being investigated.

Wyoming currently has about 500 inmates housed out-of-state due to lack of room in the state's prison system. (Colorado currently has 480 people housed in the same facility.)
Billings Gazette

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