Department of Corrections
The Colorado Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee began investigating Thursday what one legislator described as an ‘ongoing culture of problems’ within the state parole department.
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 judges have declined to change prison sentences in more than 1,200 cases that officials said may have mistakenly allowed convicts to reduce their time.
Police are looking for a sexually violent predator now on the run after being paroled.
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.
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.
The man who was fired from his position as head of the Department of Corrections Parole unit said a white supremacist gang targeted him.
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.
The former head of the Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections has been named to replace slain Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements.