DCJ says reclassification of drug crimes saved almost $1 million in a year

A Colorado Division of Criminal Justice study concluded that Colorado saved $952,387 in the year following changes to the state’s drug laws. The purpose of HB 10-1352 was do to just that by lowering crime classifications for drug use and possession, placing savings into a drug offender treatment fund, and also increasing drug conviction fines. The study can be found here.