A measure seeking the immediate arrest of parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device has cleared the Colorado Legislature and heads to the governor for his signature.
Parolees who remove or tamper with their electronic monitoring device would be subject to immediate arrest under a bill approved by the Colorado House.
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.
CBS4 has learned that some of the state’s most dangerous parolees have been moved from intensive supervised parole, which puts them on the tightest leash possible to “regular” parole, which means much less monitoring, to save money.
Corrections officials are being quicker about checking into alerts from parolees’ electronic monitoring bracelets after the death of Colorado’s prisons chief. But they say there’s a limit to what they can do.
Colorado prison officials said Wednesday they’re ramping up efforts to monitor parolees and respond to problems with their electronic monitoring equipment following the slaying of the state’s corrections chief.