Colorado Rights Blog


  • 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.

David Fathi Talks Prison Reform on KGNU

David Fathi, Director of the ACLU's National Prison Project, talks with KGNU's Joel Edelstein about Colorado's mass incarceration crisis. In addition to discussing our state's draconian sentencing laws, such as mandatory minimums, required parole and absurdly harsh penalties for personal drug use, he focuses in particular on Colorado's overuse of solitary confinement.

Listen to the entire interview here.

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