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Ritter Prison Plan: Violent Criminals To Be Released Early After Gov. Promised Otherwise

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Colorado Department of Corrections officials underreported by thousands the number of prisoners -- including thieves, drug dealers and killers -- who are eligible for early release under a $19 million budget-cutting plan.

A review of the list shows that among the hundreds of violent offenders to be considered are several convicted killers and a man who shot and wounded a police officer, even though DOC officials and Gov. Bill Ritter have promised that the prisoners are not the type who would be eligible for early release.

Read the whole story at The Denver Post