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Audio: Sentencing Reform in the 2011 Colorado General Assembly

On Tuesday, February 8th the Independence Institute’s Justice Policy Initiative, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, and the Pew Center on the States came together again to hold a panel event at the University Club to discuss the work by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and sentencing reform in 2011. Despite the bad weather, a large crowd showed up to listen to the expert panelists give their take on what the Colorado legislature might have in store this legislative session.

Panelists included Colorado State Representative and CCJJ member Mark Waller, Colorado State Senator and CCJJ drug policy task force member Pat Steadman, Maureen Cain, Policy Director Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and CCJJ task force member, Tom Raynes, Executive Director, Colorado District Attorneys Council, and CCJJ member, Christie Donner, Executive Director of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

For those of you unable to make it, we’ve compiled the presentations by each speaker in individual podcasts. Feel free to download these podcasts and share them with others who might be interested. Additionally, here is a link to the pictures presented in slide show format.

Introductory remarks by Mike Krause of the Independence Institute’s Justice Policy Initiative.
Panelist #1: Colorado State Senator and CCJJ drug policy task force member Pat Steadman.
Panelist #2: Colorado State Representative and CCJJ member Mark Waller.
Panelist #3: Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorneys Council Tom Raynes.
Panelist #4: Policy Director of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and CCJJ task force member Maureen Cain.
Panelist #5: Executive Director of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Christie Donner.

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