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Colorado Orders Faster Response Times For Parolee Alerts After Review Following Tom Clements Death

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COLORADO PAROLEE ALERTS
This undated file photo provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows paroled inmate Evan Spencer Ebel. Colorado's governor announced a sweeping review of the state's prison and parole operations Thursday, April 4, 2013, as more evidence piled up showing how Ebel, a white supremacist gang member, slipped through the cracks in the criminal justice system to become a suspect in the killing of the state's prisons chief. (AP Photo/Colorado Department of Corrections, File) | AP

DENVER — Colorado parole officers must now respond to alerts from parolees' electronic monitoring equipment within two hours, after a review that followed the death of the state's prisons chief.

Parole records show that white supremacist gang member Evan Ebel slipped out of his ankle bracelet five days before Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements was killed at his home. Ebel is a suspect in Clements' death.

Colorado's governor announced a sweeping review of the state's prison and parole operations last week. Corrections officials announced the change in its electronic monitoring policy Tuesday.

Investigators are trying to determine whether Clements' slaying was an isolated attack or done at the direction of top members of the 211 Crew.

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