National Institute of Corrections
An outside review says the Colorado prison system doesn’t have clear guidelines for how officers should respond when electronic alarms indicate a parolee is breaking the rules.
Hundreds of Colorado criminals were apparently given erroneous prison sentences, and judges and corrections officials across the state are scrambling to keep them from getting out early.
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday announced an audit to ensure the state’s prisoners are serving their correct sentences, two weeks after a parolee who was mistakenly released four years early was identified as a suspect in the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief.
A judge won’t rule in the case of a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement until state prison officials finish a review of how inmates are classified.