In early February the Independence Institute, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and the Pew Center on the States hosted a panel event on the ongoing work of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and the prospects for criminal sentencing, parole, and other criminal justice related reforms in the 2011 Colorado General Assembly.
The event brought together sometimes disparate interests including advocates for limited government, criminal justice reformers, representatives of both the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the Colorado District Attorney's Council, and lawmakers, including a Denver Democrat and a Colorado Springs Republican.
The remarks of all the panelists are available as audio files, and well worth listening to for anyone with an interest in criminal justice issues in Colorado.
My own very brief remarks are available here.
Remarks by Pat Steadman, Colorado State Senator and CCJJ drug policy task force member available here.
Remarks by Mark Waller, Colorado State Representative and CCJJ commissioner are here.
Remarks by Maureen Cane, Policy Director of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and CCJJ task force member available here.
Remarks by Tom Raynes, Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorneys Council and CCJJ task force member are here.
Remarks by Christie Donner, Executive Director of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and CCJJ task force member are available here.