Colorado Rights Blog


  • Anthony Martinez is 84-years-old and suffering from renal failure, as well as other serious medical conditions including dementia. He is currently incarcerated in the Sterling Correctional Facility, site of one of Colorado’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks with almost 600 active COVID-19 cases. He and his family are understandably terrified that he will catch the virus and die.

    In the midst of this public health crisis, incarcerated people as vulnerable as Anthony, could and should be immediately released to safely live out their remaining years with family.

    Read more about Anthony Martinez and other at-risk incarcerated people. 

  • Ronald Johnson is pre-diabetic, suffers from asthma and high blood pressure, and regularly uses an inhaler to breathe. His age and respiratory ailments put him at risk of serious illness and death if he contracts COVID-19. With over hundreds of active cases in Colorado’s prisons, his family fears he will not make it out alive. His daughter, Amber, says, “In prison, he can’t protect himself and he can’t social distance. My deep fear is that my dad will die in prison. That is an awful, traumatic reality to consider. My chest is tight just thinking about how quickly it spreads and how vulnerable he is.”

    Governor Hickenlooper shortened his sentence following testimony from family, friends and correctional officers advocating for his early release. Yet, he is still eight years away from parole. While he remains in prison, COVID-19 continues to spread. Ronald’s three siblings, four children and four grandchildren are desperate for his release.

    Read more about Ronald Johnson and other at-risk incarcerated people.

  • 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.

ACLU of Colorado Boulder Chapter Meet-Up at Rincon Del Sol

Please join the Boulder County Chapter of the ACLU of Colorado for a gathering this Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Rincon Del Sol restaurant.

The ACLU of Colorado Boulder County Chapter is proud to have been the lead sponsor of RED HOT PATRIOT: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at The Dairy Center for the Arts. For many years before her death, Molly Ivins hosted a once-a-month party at her home. In the tradition of spreading this great idea, we are inviting supporters and other like-minded folks to discuss local civil liberties and social and economic justice issues in an informal setting at the Rincon Del Sol restaurant.

LOCATION: Rincon Del Sol ( at Folsom and Arapahoe.
DATE: Thursday, April 24
TIME: 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

There will be a space reserved for our group and complimentary appetizers will be served. Drinks and dinner can be ordered if you wish.

QUESTIONS: Contact Dorsey Delavigne at or mobile phone (703) 216-3825. Reservations are not required and we hope you will attend.

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