Department of Corrections

Released parolees (credit: CBS)

CBS4 Parolee Investigation Prompts Legislative Hearings

A series of CBS4 ”Justice Failed” investigations into gaps in Colorado’s intensive supervision program for parolees has prompted the Colorado House Judiciary Committee to schedule oversight hearings into the program.

07/26/2013

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Colorado Website Aimed At Helping Former Inmates

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is promoting a website designed to help former inmates integrate into society by guiding them on how to find employment, housing, and public transportation.

07/02/2013

Tim Hand (credit: doc.state.co.us)

Fired Parole Dept. Head Said He Was On ‘Hit List’

The man who was fired from his position as head of the Department of Corrections Parole unit said a white supremacist gang targeted him.

06/14/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper  (credit: CBS)

Governor Names New Colorado Prison Director

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.

06/14/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper  (credit: CBS)

Governor Names New Colorado Prison Director

The former head of the Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections has been named to replace slain Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements.

06/14/2013

Tim Hand (credit: doc.state.co.us)

Parole Director Tim Hand Fired

CBS4 has learned the Department of Corrections has fired Parole Director Tim Hand. The move was effective June 30.

06/13/2013

Nathan Dunlap (credit: Colorado Governor's Office)

After Dunlap Reprieve, Lawyers Wonder ‘Now What?’

Attorneys for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap are puzzling over their next step in three potentially significant court cases after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper granted Dunlap an unprecedented temporary reprieve.

06/07/2013

Evan Ebel (credit: Dept. of Corrections)

Judges Correct Sentences Of 124 Inmates, Parolees

Colorado judges have corrected the sentences of 124 inmates or parolees after one ex-prisoner was inadvertently released early and was then allegedly involved in the slaying of the state prisons chief.

06/07/2013

Steve Allen Pierce (credit: Thornton Police)

Sex Offender Skipped Therapy, Treatment With No Consequences

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.

06/05/2013

A trial court judge convicted Homaidan Al-Turki of Saudi Arabia in 2006 of sexually assaulting and enslaving his Indonesian maid in his Aurora home. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. The Colorado Court of Appeals in January 2009 upheld Al-Turki's conviction on charges of false imprisonment, conspiracy, criminal extortion, theft and unlawful sexual contact.

Saudi Inmate Sues To Get Files On Denied Transfer

A Saudi man convicted of sexual assault is filing a lawsuit to get records on why his request to serve his sentence in his home country was denied.

05/30/2013

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