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COVID-19 Decarceration

STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN COLORADO JAILS AND PRISONS

To protect the public health and safety of thousands of incarcerated people and the staff that work in our correctional facilities, as well as the health of the broader Colorado public, ACLU of Colorado is working to reduce the number of medically vulnerable people in prisons and jails.

We must take action to bring our neighbors safely home or more people will die both behind bars and in the community. We need statewide leadership to safely release the most vulnerable communities from prison as a vital step in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

A prison sentence should not be a death sentence. Join us to decarcerate and save lives. 

Follow what we are doing to free the elderly and sick from Colorado’s prisons and jails.

Read the stories of incarcerated people at-risk in Colorado’s prisons.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Governor Polis to safely release vulnerable people from prison.

“The prison is a petri dish and the virus is spreading fast. During this pandemic, I don’t understand why we keep nonviolent and medically vulnerable people in prison. As long as he’s stuck in there, I feel like I’m stuck in there with him.”

— Sandra Winston, whose husband Gary is incarcerated in Sterling on a one-year drug sentence

 


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