We are in Senate Judiciary for SB067 - Participant Facilitated Recidivism Reduction Program - tune into listen to a #bill that started with a conversation between @ColemanforCO & men who are serving time at Sterling Prison

Data & transparency is vital #copolitics #recidivism
Tune into this hearing: sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00327/Harmony/…

@SenBobGardner is asking about the bill & whether there are competitors for the pilot project that ultimately SB23-067 would create - a study & program enhancement to reduce #recidivism
@ColemanforCO responds with "this will allow the program to be scaled across the facility, and creates opportunities to scale across the department." #copolitics Coleman has been a champion for Criminal justice reform #leadership
To our knowledge for one do the first times ppl who are incarcerated at Sterling are giving live testimony on why this is important #copolitcs

They say YESon 067 🔥
Multiple ppl are testifying on the importance of this bill from inside the Sterling Prison, one testifier said “the cost of keeping someone at sterling is $64k a yr & Yale tuition is $62k” he continues to state why #recidivism programming is so important #copolitcs
So far we have heard from 4 men who are currently serving time in Sterling Prison who are requesting a YES vote to 067 #copolitcs #advocacy

They are speaking to the importance of #recidivism programming and how they need us to pass legislation in order to support programs
“This will make a safer environment for ourselves and those around us” #copolitcs

All 6 testifiers from Sterling Prison are saying YES on 067 #recidivism

The testifier now is speaking about the importance of needing peers to support from preventing re-entry into prison
7th testifier from Sterling is from the re-imagine program, that inspired this #legislation - a program that focuses on peer to peer support & had ppl doing life sentences to support running a recidivism program, he says, this program brought purpose to everyone #copolitics
8 individuals who are incarcerated have spoken! 🔥

8 testimonies from ppl are incarcerated on issues that impact their lives #leadership #advocacy

This is a big deal, these stories are on record. #legislators can ask them questions now
8 folks that are incarcerated just have #testimony in support of SB067

@SenadoraJulie asks ‘how do people get in and out of the program? Can ppl get kicked out?’

Testifier is answering how thorough but simple application process is for the re-imagine program
We are now hearing from Matthew who serves on the association of Catholic Churches & he is speaking about the reconciliation and redemption work that he and his faith leaders do in DOC facilities

He says 067 is 1 step towards forward VOTE YES he says #copolitics
We have been impressed with the coordination with multiple people incarcerated at Sterling Prison to change the shape of this bill - this bill requests that we collect data that is narrative driven, participant focus and strength based #copolitics

YES on SB067 #criminaljustice
We have another panel of testifiers - 2 who were formerly incarcerated & are speaking to being the living proof of why this type of programming work, and how this supports people a lot once they are out #copolitics

They are making the point need legislation like 067 #copolitics
We are hearing from a testifier who was incarcerated during COVID - when all programming fell. She spoke to the importance of showing ppl their worth & how important that was during COVID #copolitics

She says - she has seen what programs have done & YES on 067! #criminaljustice
Bill was laid over so that we will hear from DOC on data that have not yet presented yet (nor in the Smart Hearings) 🔥 sometimes a wait on the vote for more info is totally worth it friends! 🔥 #copolitcs
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