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Tag Archives: prison reform

Republican Victor Mitchell, running for Colorado governor, might be open to no jail time for using ‘common, everyday drugs’

Victor Mitchell, an entrepreneur businessman, says he would study the idea of decriminalizing the possession and use of a range of drugs if he becomes […]...

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June 8, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Obama commutes 61 prisoners’ sentences, one from Colorado

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 61 prisoners Wednesday, all convicted of drug-related crimes. Among those who will be released is Aurora’s Sammy Lee Woods. […]...

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March 30, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Solitary confinement by any other name …

The Corrections Department has declined specific comment on its opposition to SB 64’s initial drafting, where they said the nuts and bolts of the policy should be left up to the prison system’s internal regulations. The DOC is part of...

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April 23, 2014 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Uncategorized
Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Hickenlooper Appoints New Director to Department of Corrections

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday appointed Wisconsin’s former prisons chief, Rick Raemisch, as the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. For his part, Raemisch described himself in a prepared statement as “a strong law and order individual, but...

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June 14, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Hickenlooper’s budget takes aim at recidivism reduction package championed by Ritter

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget proposal cuts programs designed to reduce recidivism, prevent juveniles from entering the criminal justice system and cut the number of repeat drug offenders in jail -- programs former Gov. Bill Ritter's administration said were saving the...

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March 10, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics

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7/11/18 Fighting Fake News with News Literacy

News Literacy Project event: Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy? You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop! After […]

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