In states that restored people’s voting rights, many public agencies aren’t doing enough to assist, and the pandemic slowed grassroots plans to pick up the slack.
Stephanie Wykstra May 28, 2020
Nationwide efforts against the death penalty and against prison gerrymandering have gained considerable momentum just over the past two years.
Daniel Nichanian Mar 23, 2020
Advocates of criminal justice reform prepare their next legislative efforts in states like Colorado where the 2019 session is over.
Daniel Nichanian Aug 14, 2019
A new Colorado law curbs ICE’s reach, but it was weakened during the legislative process and stripped of its prohibition against ICE contracts.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 13, 2019
Illinois is set to legalize marijuana, while Colorado and Oklahoma tackled possession of other drugs.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 06, 2019
The New York legislature overhauled discovery and bail, adopting a budget deal that contains reforms that state organizers have long worked toward.
Daniel Nichanian Apr 03, 2019
A proposed bill would restrict the Colorado sheriffs’ ability to detain people for ICE and enter deals with the agency.
Daniel Nichanian Feb 14, 2019
People laughed when Kanye called for abolishing the “trap door” in the 13th Amendment. Now Coloradans are voting on theirs.
Sarah Lustbader Oct 24, 2018
This article is part of the Political Report’s coverage of the 2018 criminal justice elections. The Democratic primary for attorney general of Colorado pitted state Representative Joe Salazar against Phil Weiser, a law professor at the University of Colorado. Both articulated a series of reform-oriented positions: support for the state’s marijuana legalization and bail reform, opposition […]
Immigration enforcement at forefront of sheriff race in El Paso, Colorado