The problem with the prison system in Colorado is that it is controlled, not by the judicial branch of government, but by District Attorneys who only care about getting reelected in their district. They could care less about the state's problems as a whole.
Our system of government is founded on the idea of checks and balances. Part of the reason our judicial system costs so much is that District Attorneys have an interest in trying and convicting as many people as possible so they can get reelected. They've even gone so far as to take the decision about whether to try a child as an adult out of the hands of judges so they can win more convictions, bypassing a constitutional check on their power.
According to www.StopDirectFile.org, a recent poll found that 65% of likely voters in Colorado feel the decision to file adult charges ought to be left up to a judge. Punishing kids for political gain is wrong and Coloradans know it.
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