Representative Herod, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-143, concerning changes related to parole release to alleviate prison population issues. Representative Herod explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. The following persons testified regarding SB 19-143:
Ms. Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Aaron Greco, representing the Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the prison vacancy rate contained in the bill.