A Saudi man convicted of sexual assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave was moved from a Colorado state prison to a federal prison outside Denver with little explanation Friday.
Four months after a CBS4 investigation revealed dangerous Colorado parolees were getting lower levels of supervision due to perceived budget problems and after the Colorado Department of Corrections vehemently disputed the reports, the agency is now acknowledging the CBS4 investigation was correct.
Nearly 300 prison sentences have been changed as a result of a state audit that was initiated after a man who killed the Colorado prisons chief was let out too soon.
Colorado lawmakers will question prison officials about how they’re supervising inmates on parole in light of cases where former inmates slipped out of monitoring bracelets, including a man suspected of killing the state’s corrections chief.
A parolee suspected of killing Colorado’s prisons chief had a list with him when he died that included the names and addresses of other Colorado officials, the El Paso County sheriff said Friday.
CBS4 has learned the Department of Corrections has fired Parole Director Tim Hand. The move was effective June 30.
A sex offender now accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl was paroled from prison with the express agreement he attend counseling and regular sex offender treatment programs, but he didn’t comply with those conditions.
Despite vehement denials by the Colorado Department of Parole, a CBS4 investigation has turned up numerous state records that show dangerous parolees were either removed from intensive supervised parole in the last five years or never placed on it in the first place due to budget squeezes.
CBS4 has learned that some of the state’s most dangerous parolees have been moved from intensive supervised parole, which puts them on the tightest leash possible to “regular” parole, which means much less monitoring, to save money.
An inmate is free after being released from jail early. But it’s all a mistake and now authorities are looking for him.