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, April 23, 2009

HB 1351 Makes It Through House Judiciary

On a razor thin vote of 6-5 the earned time bill (HB 1351) narrowly made it through House Judiciary. We will keep you updated as the journey progresses through the House and then on to the Senate.

The death penalty bill (HB 1274) is up in for Senate Judiciary in the Old Supreme Court Chambers next Wednesday at 1:30.

SB 286 - Sentencing Reform study will be heard by the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Commission next Monday at 1:30 after a presentation on recidivism reduction to the Joint House and Senate Judiciary Committee.

HB 1266 (the Driver's License bill) has now made it through Senate Judiciary and has been assigned to Senate Appropriations to be heard on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 a.m.