By Ali McNally
STATE BILL COLORADO
Reform is a must for the tight grip prison costs have on the state budget. But reaching an agreement on recommendations to cut sentences for non-violent crimes hasn’t been the easiest task.
A report released last month by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which was created to organize the process of sentence reform, shows just minor proposed changes to sentencing for DUI and escape offenses.
At a meeting Friday, the commission will vote on revisions and recommendations for:
- the language of a provision that will affect probation sentences for those with multiple past felonies.
- DUI sentencing, on issues such as consistency, probation, bond statutes and eliminating non-alcohol related driving offenses as prerequisites for mandatory jail sentences for DUI offenders.
- drug possession sentencing.
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View the agenda for Friday’s meeting at 12345 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood: