Criminal Justice Reform – Recent Progress & Bigger Goals

Criminal justice reform was a dominant theme of the 2019 legislative session as lawmakers approved a slew of bills to reduce prison overcrowding and help former inmates reintegrate into society by removing barriers to employment. Many of these reforms, such as ending cash bail for petty offenses, were bipartisan—underscoring the emerging consensus in Colorado that those who have paid their debt to society deserve a second chance. Here’s a roundup of significant criminal justice policy wins:… Read more