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NFL Professional Athletes Call on Governor Polis to Safely Release People from Prison

DENVER – In an ad launched today, local NFL professional athletes have teamed up with ACLU of Colorado, urging Governor Jared Polis to use his clemency powers to safely release medically vulnerable people from prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ad is part of the launch of Colorado’s Redemption Campaign, a statewide initiative to liberate thousands of people.... | Read More

ACLU of Colorado Statement on Governor’s Use of Clemency

December 23, 2020 The following statement can be attributed to Denise Maes, ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director. This afternoon, Governor Jared Polis announced that he is exercising his clemency power to release four people from prison who deserve a second chance. We know these releases mean a great deal to these four families, and we are celebrating with them..... | Read More


The Redemption Campaign – Educational Webinar

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Mass incarceration costs taxpayers billions, and destroys families and livelihoods, without leaving any room for rehabilitation, healing or second chances. Releasing people from a broken prison system is a first step we can take to end racial disparities, reunite families, build safer communities and save thousands.... | Read More

ACLU of Colorado Presents Premiere Screening of “The Facility” Documentary About GEO Facility in Aurora

December 17, 2020 Seguido en español. DENVER – ACLU of Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA), will host a virtual premiere screening of “The Facility,” a short documentary about the GEO immigration detention facility in Aurora, Colorado. The screening will be followed.... | Read More

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Racial Justice
What’s At Stake? Deep-seated systemic racism and inequities that disadvantaged communities of color are still woven into the fabric of our institutions today — from....
Pretrial Justice
Bring Our Neighbors Home Bring Our Neighbors Home is a multi-year, community-driven campaign to ensure that poverty is not a crime and the presumption of innocence is....
Redemption Campaign
The Redemption Campaign is a statewide initiative to liberate thousands of people who pose no public safety risk from Colorado prisons by challenging Governor Polis....
Immigration The Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of due process and equal protection to every person in this country, regardless of their immigration status. When....