Why Are So Many People in Jail?
East Library, 5550 North Union Blvd. The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition is hosting a community symposium to give citizens an overview of the ways incarceration is used in El Paso county as well as alternatives to prison. Panelists include El Paso sheriff-elect Terry Maketa; attorney in private practice and former assistant DA Tom Barnes; Cynergetics Institute director Bill Groom; Chief Probation Officer Jack Ruszczyk and representatives from other organizations. The Independent
's Kathryn Eastburn will moderate. Free. Tues., Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m. 475-8059 Ext. 10.
Saving the Best of Colorado Springs, a talk by city councilman Richard Skorman at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada. Free. Tues., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. 685-9147.