Do you believe Colorado incarcerates far too many people for an extended period of time?



Contrary to what some candidates in this race have said, mass incarceration is not a “myth”: it is a reality for far too many Coloradans who have been incarcerated when other correctional alternatives would have been much more appropriate. Accordingly, as Attorney General I would encourage the use of alternatives to incarceration where individuals do not pose a threat to public safety. Such alternatives include drug treatment, mental health services, and diversion programs for non-violent offenders, particularly juveniles.