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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.


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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.


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.


Tom Clements (credit: State of Colorado)

New Law Seeks Clarity On Colorado Prison Sentences

Colorado prison officials and the courts will need to clarify when multiple sentences are supposed to be served at the same time or one after the other, after an error led to the early release of an inmate suspected of killing the state’s prison chief.


Homaidan Al-Turki (credit: CBS)

Saudi National Denied Parole From Colorado Prison

A Saudi national serving up to life in prison in Colorado on a sexual assault conviction has been denied parole.


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Colorado Parole Director Who Handled Evan Ebel Case Placed On Leave

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has learned that the embattled director of Colorado’s parole department has been placed on administrative leave.


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ACLU Sues Over Colorado Execution Information

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.


Roger Werholtz (credit: State of Colorado)

Interim Colorado Prison Chief Faces Long To-Do List

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.


Nathan Dunlap (credit: CBS)

Judge Sets Date To Decide When Nathan Dunlap Will Be Executed

A judge set a hearing for May 1 to determine a date a man on Colorado’s death row will be executed.


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Clements Murder Raises Questions About Prison Gangs

In the wake of the Tom Clements murder involving suspects who belong to a prison gang, questions have now been raised about such gangs.