The head of Colorado prisons told lawmakers his department needs to improve the monitoring of parolees, and that officials are considering using cell phones instead of electronic bracelets to do so.
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.
The Joint Judiciary Committee of the Colorado Legislature will hold hearings Thursday and Friday into what committee chairs call “serious deficiencies in the operations of Intensive Supervision Parole.”
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.
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.