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  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

ACLU of Colorado Statement on new Better Priorities Initiative poll on the death penalty in Colorado

“The poll released today by the Better Priorities Initiative confirms what we had suspected to be true; namely that Coloradans have grown uncomfortable with the failed experiment of the death penalty. Given the clear racial and geographical disparities in its application, fair-minded Coloradans are showing they are ready to move forward toward sensible criminal justice policies that actually serve us all.

Additionally the poll would suggest that there’s a shift among the public as displayed by the life sentences handed down by juries in the two recent death penalty cases. It’s an incredible burden to ask citizens to decide if someone will live or die, and the increasing preference for alternatives to the death penalty is likely an indication that we, as Coloradans, would rather not saddle our friends and our neighbors with such a grievous weight any longer.”


Read the poll results from the Better Priorities Initiative



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