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  • 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.

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

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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