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.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Record Sealing Bill HB 1082 - Laid Over For A Vote

The House Judiciary Committee took testimony yesterday in support and opposition of the record sealing bill (HB 1082). The bill has now been laid over for a vote and we will keep you updated on its' progress.

HB 1046 passed through the House and is going to the floor. This bill would require institutions to apply for benefits for people with a mental illness 120 days before they are released.

HB 1119 passed to committee as a whole. Rep. Marshall's bill will mandate that the new Criminal Justice Commission take to task the issue of racial disparity within the justice system in Colorado.