A parolee suspected of killing Colorado’s prisons chief had a list with him when he died that included the names and addresses of other Colorado officials, the El Paso County sheriff said Friday.
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.
Despite vehement denials by the Colorado Department of Parole, a CBS4 investigation has turned up numerous state records that show dangerous parolees were either removed from intensive supervised parole in the last five years or never placed on it in the first place due to budget squeezes.
A man convicted of shooting four people to death at a Colorado pizza restaurant in 1993 will learn Wednesday the week in which state officials plan to execute him.
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.
Colorado has tapped a retired prisons chief from Kansas to lead the Department of Corrections on an interim basis after last month’s killing of prisons chief Tom Clements.