Corrections in the criminal justice system encompass a number of punitive, treatment and supervisory tasks typically carried out by the government. Directed at individuals who have been convicted of crime, corrections includes the death penalty, jails and prisons, probation and parole, and other forms of community sanctions. Currently, there are some reforms under consideration in the Colorado Legislature, including the elimination of cash bail, repealing the death penalty, and providing electronic reminders to probationers to appear at upcoming proceedings. This panel will look at different aspects of corrections in Colorado and will include participants with experience in institutional and community corrections, as well as an insider’s perspective from a man who was exonerated after spending many years on death row.
There will be a short reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. Programming will run from 5:30-7:00 p.m.