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The ABCs of Post-Release Employment

The ABCs of Post-Release Employment

Defy Colorado strives to support our EITs upon release by helping them reach their own goals. Every EIT’s number one goal? Find a job! Our EITs report that obtaining employment is the first building block on their journey to personal achievement as it is...
Prison Labor and Hiring Practices

Prison Labor and Hiring Practices

Background I was released in December of 2019 after spending nearly 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Through most of my incarceration, I was assigned to a Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI) work crew at Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility....
Incarcerated Black Lives Matter

Incarcerated Black Lives Matter

At Defy Colorado we are grateful that the conversation about racial injustice has shifted to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. It is long overdue and the delay has been devastating to our country and its Black and Brown citizens. Our hope is that this...