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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

GEO Prison Riot - Indiana

An Indiana state prison that was the site of a riot last year involving inmates from Arizona was locked down after three guards were treated for minor injuries in a fight with prisoners.
At least some of the inmates involved in the fight were from Arizona, said Nolberto Machiche, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Corrections. The state sends inmates to the Indiana prison as part of a deal between the states.
Four to six inmates at the New Castle Correctional Facility fought with the guards during an outdoor exercise period Wednesday after an inmate left the recreation area, said Trina Randall, a spokeswoman for the GEO Group, the private company that is contracted to run the facility.

Indianapolis star