Author Archives: Carolyn Cosmos

Denver Works

“They’re awesome!” said recently released offender *Marie Parker. “They’ve been holding my arm and guiding me. It’s been a great experience.” That would be Denver Works. You’d be forgiven if you thought Marie was describing a chart-topping Gospel rock group … Continue reading

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Join the Ivy League: Yale University Law Journal Announces Writing Contest for Inmates

The Yale University Law Journal wants to publish essays on prison legal topics written by inmates and is running a contest to do it. “The contest offers people in prison the chance to share their stories with people who shape … Continue reading

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How to Help the Homeless, Cut Incarceration and Save Taxpayer Money

Kudos to Boulder’s City Council. It voted 8 to 1 to back Lee Hill, a new housing project that can keep chronically homeless people off Boulder’s streets and save taxpayer money. Permanently. Called Housing First, such projects put people who … Continue reading

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