Department of Corrections
CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has learned that the embattled director of Colorado’s parole department has been placed on administrative leave.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing state prisons officials to force them to identify the drugs and procedures they plan to use for the execution of Nathan Dunlap scheduled in August.
Colorado’s interim prisons director says he will look at early prisoner releases, the death penalty and other issues but won’t predict whether he will make any changes.
A judge set a hearing for May 1 to determine a date a man on Colorado’s death row will be executed.
In the wake of the Tom Clements murder involving suspects who belong to a prison gang, questions have now been raised about such gangs.
The ex-convict suspected in the killing of Colorado’s prison chief who was mistakenly released from prison four years early slipped off his electronic monitoring bracelet, but parole officials didn’t realize he had fled until just hours before the slaying.
Colorado court officials have vowed to review procedures to ensure that a clerical mistake that allowed the early release of a prisoner — who then went on to allegedly shoot the state’s corrections director last month — doesn’t happen again.
For James Holmes, “justice is death,” prosecutors said Monday in announcing they will seek his execution if he is convicted in the Colorado movie theater attack that killed 12 people.
All 6,000 Colorado Department of Corrections employees are mourning the death of their executive director Tom Clements.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a man awaiting a court hearing apparently hanged himself in the county jail.