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ACLU statement on appointment of new CDOC Director Rick Raemisch

June 14, 2013

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley on the Appointment of New Colorado Department of Corrections Director Rick Raemisch

“The ACLU of Colorado is encouraged by Governor Hickenlooper’s appointment today of Rick Raemisch to head the Colorado Department of Corrections. The Governor’s announcement signals an intention to further former Director Tom Clements’ goals of ensuring greater safety for the public, protecting civil liberties, and preparing prisoners for successful re-entry into society.

“The ACLU of Colorado was privileged to work closely with Tom Clements and his staff to make significant strides toward protecting the civil rights and human dignity of prisoners. We look forward to close collaboration with Mr. Raemich to ensure that Clements’ impressive legacy is honored and unfinished goals are met.”

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