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, January 18, 2008

DA Seeks To Vacate Masters Sentence

Special prosecutors assigned to examine the Tim Masters case will recommend Tuesday that his conviction for killing Peggy Hettrick be vacated pending a decision by the Larimer prosecutor on whether he should be re-tried for the crime.

Adams County District Attorney Don Quick, who was appointed to investigate the Masters case, said at a 5 p.m. press conference that DNA found on Hettrick's clothes is a match with "an alternate suspect," and not with Masters own DNA.

So, on Tuesday, when hearings into the legality of Masters 1999 conviction were to continue in Larimer, Quick will instead move that the court vacate his conviction and life sentence. He could be freed from prison, pending a decision by the Larimer DA on whether to try him again.

The Denver Post