Resources For Ex-Offenders

Resources For Ex-Offenders
The Hot House Newjack The Hot House Exonerated

Did you know:
It costs an average of $28,759 a year to house someone in prison.
The size of Colorado’s prison population has increased four-fold in the past 20 years and is expected to grow to over 27,000 people by 2013.
For those released on mandatory parole in Colorado, 65% will be returned to prison within three years.

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization that was formed to halt the exponential growth in the state prison population and to advocate for reintegration and alternatives to prison.  Their 200-page book Go: Getting on After Getting Out provides extensive information to help people prepare for release and successfully reintegrate back into their families and communities. It's also helpful for family members, community service providers and criminal justice professionals.  Their online list of resources is a one-stop source for those affected.  

Books, ebooks and dvds:
The Hot House
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
The Exonerated (DVD)
Straight Time

Photographs courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Collections.

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