The former head of the Wisconsin’s Department of Corrections has been named to replace slain Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements.
CBS4 has learned the Department of Corrections has fired Parole Director Tim Hand. The move was effective June 30.
The Chairman of the State Board of Parole is being replaced in that role and will be taking a $6,000 per year pay cut, but the move is apparently not related to issues with Evan Ebel or a number of other parole board decisions that have been highlighted in CBS4′s “Justice Failed” reports.
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.
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 major suspect roundup is taking place Thursday following a nine month investigation by the North Metro Drug Task Force. The crime ring involves some suspects whose names have been in the news recently.
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.
CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has learned that the embattled director of Colorado’s parole department has been placed on administrative leave.
An attorney for the woman accused of providing the weapon used to kill Colorado’s prisons chief said parolee Evan Ebel forced her to turn over the gun.
CBS4 has learned that DNA lifted from a payphone mouthpiece and fingerprints on the phone are some of the key evidence that ties Evan Ebel to the murder of 27-year-old Nathan Leon, a father of three.