• Colorado has 50 kids serving JLWOP. All but one is male.
  • 57% committed crime at age 17, 22% at 17, 17 at 15 and 4% were fourteen.
  • 4.4% black population: 26% of them serving JLWOP.
  • 70.9% of children in state are white; they make up 29% of those serving JLWOP.
  • Two-thirds convicted for murder.
  • One-third for felony murder.
  • Most crimes involved guns.
  • All but two committed their crimes with other teens or adults.
  • First offense put most behind bars for life.
  • One-third committed gang related offenses.
  • CO recently eliminated the direct file provision.

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