Executive Director Dean Williams, representing Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill. He discussed Colorado Correctional Industries (CCi), philosophical changes about inmate employment, and reducing the recidvidism rate.
Director Jessica Warren, representing Colorado Correctional Industries, testified in support of the bill. She discussed re-envisioning employment before release from prison.
Committee members asked questions about skill sets, market forces, and wages. Further questions were raised about bank accounts, financial literacy, and restitution. Discussion resumed about inmate work.