JBC REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO CORRECTIONS REFORM

“Legislative efforts passed this year, which were designed to more effectively and appropriately reduce the number of inmates through improved parole processes and better targeted use of community corrections. These changes should have meaningful impacts over the coming months and years.”

“The working group put forward concrete recommendations to help address prison capacity, and combined with bills we passed this year, our corrections system has many tools at its disposal to truly tackle this problem,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, who serves as co-chair of a working group examining corrections reform. “We look forward to hearing from the Department on how these measures are being put into practice and how they alleviate our reliance on building out new prisons.”

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