The Colorado Department of Corrections has chosen a new leader for its much criticized parole division.
The man who was fired from his position as head of the Department of Corrections Parole unit said a white supremacist gang targeted him.
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.
CBS4 has learned the Department of Corrections has fired Parole Director Tim Hand. The move was effective June 30.
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.
CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has learned that the embattled director of Colorado’s parole department has been placed on administrative leave.
A 4 On Your Side Investigation has learned that a Colorado prison parolee who fled from parole and confessed to a murder in Lakewood, had a long history of such escapes but had still been placed on a comparatively low level of supervision by Colorado’s Division of Parole.
Colorado’s Department of Corrections is significantly tightening procedures surrounding electronic monitoring of parolees after parolee and suspected murderer Evan Ebel removed his electronic monitoring device.
The ex-convict suspected in the killing of Colorado’s prison chief who was mistakenly released from prison four years early slipped off his electronic monitoring bracelet, but parole officials didn’t realize he had fled until just hours before the slaying.