Colorado Rights Blog

John Krieger By: John Krieger 2.19.2014

Welcome to the Colorado Rights Blog

Welcome to the Colorado Rights Blog, the new online home of the ACLU of Colorado.

In this space, you’ll find videos, infographics, action alerts, “Know Your Rights” trainings and other informational tools to keep you informed about your rights and how we work to protect them.

On our newly redesigned website, you’ll see more video content, like Out of Sight, Out of Mind, The Story of Sam Mandez, an original short film about a man who spent more than 15 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness. The film is part of our ongoing campaign to end the use of solitary confinement for prisoners with mental illnesses.

You’ll also hear more frequently from our staff, our board, our members and volunteers through posts about civil rights issues on the new blog. If you’ve got a question or an idea for a blog post, contact me at

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  • Tuesday Olson knew her pregnancy was in trouble and tried to access hospital care as soon as possible. But there was a problem: she was in jail. This is her story.
  • It’s time to end the death penalty in Colorado. Family members who lost loved ones to murder speak out against an unjust and broken system.

  • 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.