JBC Reaffirms Commitment to Corrections Reform

June 20, 2018

(June 20) – Today, members of the Joint Budget Committee reaffirmed the work from the 2018 legislative session on pushing for meaningful reforms in Colorado’s corrections system to address prison population and capacity needs.   The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) met today to hear the quarterly revenue forecast and to consider interim supplemental requests, including

Weissman Bill Helping Rehab of Ex-Offenders Advances

April 12, 2018

(April 12) – Rep. Mike Weissman’s bill to help ex-offenders make a successful transition to life on the outside won unanimous House Judiciary Committee approval today. A judge can issue what are called orders of collateral relief — exempting individuals from penalties other than incarceration, such as being denied a state-issued license to practice a

Jackson Bill Closes Loopholes in Revenge Porn Law

April 3, 2018

(April 3) – The House gave unanimous support today to Rep. Dominique Jackson’s bill to remove loopholes from Colorado’s revenge porn law. HB18-1264, sponsored by Reps. Jackson, D-Aurora, and Terri Carver, R-Colorado Springs, closes significant loopholes in the original 2014 revenge porn law that leave victims vulnerable. For example, current law does not protect a