CO-CURE Meeting Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Daniels Fund Building
101 Monroe Street Denver

Former Queens gang member and prison inmate set to graduate from Columbia University; ‘Education rehabilitated me’

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FIRST DEGREE takes viewers inside Sing Sing Prison and offers a unique window into a college behind bars that prevents released inmates from returning to prison

Available on PBS stations starting June 1 (check local listings) For more information about the film please go


Off to Italy to Study Painting: A Former Inmate’s Journey

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CDOC Sex Offender Treatment and Management Program Meeting

May 17, 2017
Denver Women’s Correctional Facility
3600 Havana, Denver

You must submit a Consent to Search form by May 15th or within the last year in order to attend. You must also RSVP at You can also email that address with any questions or try calling 719-226-4569. For more information, go to

The next Citizen Advocate Meeting is October 18th (RSVP/Consent form deadline is October 11th).

Know your voting rights!

The day you’re off parole you may register to vote in Colorado.
You’re eligible to vote while on probation in Colorado.
See our Voting section on in the Life Skills section for more information.

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States Can’t Keep Criminal Fines of Exonerated, Supreme Court Rules

NY Times April 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Colorado law that made it hard for criminal defendants whose convictions were overturned to get refunds of the fines and restitution they had been ordered to pay.

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Job Search Help!

Arapahoe Libraries / Eloise May Library
1471 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 4-6pm
(303) 542-7279
Get free help with your job search at the Arapahoe Library! Call for more info.

Inside the Classroom Where San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code read article...

Education is the key to changing the lives of formerly incarcerated people
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The Denver Post

Denver man uses mobile shop to remove gang tattoos Jesus Bujanda retrofitted an old ambulance with all the tools he needed for a mobile tattoo removal unit read article.....
Fine Dining Restaurant Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance: 'They Opened Their Arms and Accepted Me'
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Marcus Weaver, who’s on the board of advisors for, was on Fox News this morning promoting his book Chosen to ForgiveRick Roberts and Marcus co-authored the book and have a book launch party Friday, January 27th, at the Denver Press Club. We’re so proud of their success!

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If you want to go to college, check out College in the Education section in The Gateway Program at Red Rocks Community College is just one of the places listed in the Helpful Programs section.


Formerly incarcerated undergrads started a group on campus to offer mentoring, support, and advocacy to other onetime inmates. ByLarissa MacFarquhar Read article....... users may be interested in reading President Obama’s January 5, 2017, article in the Harvard Law Review titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform.” President Obama notes: “We simply cannot afford to spend $80 billion annually on incarceration, to write off the seventy million Americans — that’s almost one in three adults — with some form of criminal record, to release 600,000 inmates each year without a better program to reintegrate them into society, or to ignore the humanity of 2.2 million men and women currently in U.S. jails and prisons and over 11 million men and women moving in and out of U.S. jails every year.” THIS IS WHY REMERG.COM LAUNCHED.We want to help. To read the full article,

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A Race to Deliver Criminal Justice Reform in Obama's Final Days

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Out of Prison, Uncovered
Medicaid for ex-prisoners saves money and lives, but millions are released without it.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Clearing Your Record A primer on the complicated road to expungement.


A Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding incarceration and re-entry, has filed a class-action motion in county court to have the case files destroyed for hundreds of thousands of arrests and charges that never resulted in a conviction.

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To learn more about record sealing in Colorado, see the Colorado Legal Services video

For The Wrongfully Convicted, Time Runs Short To Get Tax Relief Harmed by the system once, these former inmates face harm again by never knowing what they’re owed. Read article.......