Colorado Rights Blog

Videos

  • Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.

  • 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.

Criminal Justice

The Constitution protects Americans’ right to due process of law and humane treatment during incarceration regardless of race, socioeconomic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

The ACLU has long been in the forefront of challenging police abuses and failures of the criminal justice system to protect due process rights. We work to ensure that constitutional rights apply to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or economics.

We are committed to comprehensive reform of our criminal justice system, including preventing unnecessary involvement of juveniles in the system, ending racial profiling, re-thinking overly harsh mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws, ensuring adequate representation for people accused of crimes, diverting substance abusers from prisons to treatment, respecting the human and constitutional rights of people in our correctional facilities, advocating for dignified community re-entry, and ending the broken death penalty system.


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Related Cases

Denver Parks Exclusion Directive
Wheat Ridge v. Taylor
Brown v. City of Colorado Springs

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Related Legislation

HB17-1308 Individualized Conditions Of Parole
HB17-1305 Limits On Job Applicant Criminal History Inquiries House Sponsors
HB17-1302 Juvenile Sexting Crime