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  • 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.

Attorney General Candidate Forum

The Attorney General (AG) is the state’s top law enforcement officer and the People’s lawyer. The 2018 AG election will have significant implications for civil rights and civil liberties issues, including immigration, police practices, death penalty, criminal justice reform, drug policy, and internet freedom. The AG will also be responsible for protecting our state’s rights against overreach from the Trump administration. Find out where the candidates stand and be an informed voter this election cycle.

Join ACLU of Colorado, Colorado Latino Forum, Denver Justice Project, and National Lawyers’ Guild Colorado for a candidate forum on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 at Carla Madison Recreation Center in Denver.

6:30pm-8pm
Doors open at 6 pm

Carla Madison Recreation Center
2401 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80206

RSVP at: https://action.aclu.org/webform/CO-Attorney-Candidate-Forum

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