Becca Curry, representing the ACLU of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed jail overcrowding and the consequences of incarcerating someone for minor offenses. She distributed two handouts from the ACLU about Colorado's jail population (Attachments D and E).
Rebecca Wallace, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She explained that it is a narrow bill that applies to crimes below a misdemeanor, petty offenses, traffic offenses, and municipal offenses. She noted how only the poorest of the poor stay in jail for these offenses. She stressed the bill has received broad support from the community.