Colorado Rights Blog


  • One year ago, thousands of Coloradans marched in a historic display of resistance. At the ACLU of Colorado we carried that spirit throughout the year, fighting on many fronts for civil liberties. We won’t stop now.

  • By canceling DACA, Trump has put 800,000 young people at risk of losing their jobs and being deported from the only country they know as home. Passing the bipartisan Dream Act would protect them. We asked four Dreamers why the Dream Act is important to them and their future.

  • James Fisher spoke at the ACLU of Colorado Bill of Rights Dinner about how he and the ACLU are working together to stop the criminalization of poverty for the thousands of Coloradans who are trapped in debtors’ prisons.

  • 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.

ACLU Calls On Governor To Take Stand Against Locking Mentally Ill In Solitary

ACLU supporters across Colorado are calling on Governor John Hickenlooper to take a public stand against locking mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement. Want to join with them?

Click here to TAKE ACTION by making a call or sending an email of your own.

We’ve been working hard at the Capitol on legislation to end Colorado’s use of solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners. Now the Department of Corrections (DOC) wants to put off addressing this crisis by calling for yet another study.

We don’t need another study, we need action and accountability. It’s time to be smart on crime. The DOC cannot continue to warehouse the mentally ill in solitary confinement, and they have to stop releasing nearly half of that group directly from solitary into our communities. Ask Governor Hickenlooper to live up to his campaign promise not to “approach public safety with a business-as-usual mindset.”

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