Article by Mel Ulle
In a state known for its optimism and innovation, it’s astounding to learn that one of every two individuals released from prisons in Colorado will return within three years. By comparison, Florida has about half of Colorado’s 50% recidivism rate, a jaw-dropping statistic in this local gal’s opinion.
Several organizations in the state seek to solve this problem, and they have a fantastic partner in the current head of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, Dean Williams. We are fortunate to have his positivity and leadership at the helm of the agency and it’s clear that Williams is a reformer who wants to make a real dent in our recidivism numbers. It’s inspiring to see Dean Williams and our local nonprofit leaders working hard to improve the outcomes of our criminal justice system.
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