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.

Colorado Springs Chapter Summer Forum- Crime and its Consequences

The Colorado Springs Chapter's Summer Forum will feature Jim Scarboro, founder of the Colorado branch of  The Innocence Project, speaking on "Crime and Its Consequences: Perspectives on the Criminal Justice System in Colorado".

7 p.m. , Monday, June 27, Carnegie Room, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs,

To date, 271 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 13 years in prison before exoneration and release.The Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects.

The CIP was founded in 2001 by a number of Colorado lawyers led by Jim Scarboro ’70, a partner in the Denver office of the law firm of Arnold & Porter. The CIP was formed under the umbrella of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, a non-profit, non-partisan consortium of law firms that engages in pro bono work. In 2010, the CIP moved to its current home at Colorado Law.

Mr. Scarboro served as law clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White from 1971 to 1972 and was an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Law from 1973 to 1978.

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