DENVER (CBS4) – The investigation into the slaying of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements continues, and as investigators continue to pursue all angles they are looking at complaints made by suspect Evan Ebel while he was behind bars.
CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger obtained many of the complaints, all of which were handwritten and filed with the Colorado Department of Corrections. The 51 pages of complaints obtained by CBS4 paint a picture of an often angry man.
Ebel, who died after a shootout with police in Texas soon after Clements’ murder, has been identified as a member of the 211 Crew, a white supremacist prison gang. In one complaint, Ebel states that three issues of a magazine that is popular with white supremacists were confiscated from his jail cell. The magazine is titled Resistance.
Ebel also wrote that he is a follower of Asatru, a belief popular with many white supremacists.
In another complaint Ebel said he was upset that he was wrongly marked as a sex offender. He wrote that he would “appreciate the immediate removal of that from my name.”
Ebel spent his final years in incarceration in adminstrative segregation after he attacked a prison guard. Last December he wrote about an obligation to the public to prepare inmate for “being around other human beings prior to releasing them into society after years in solitary confinement.” That was an issue Clements expressed interest in as chief of the state’s Corrections department.
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