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Lawmakers Are Trying To Restrict Solitary Confinement

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmake...

State Stops Putting Mentally Ill In Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

The Colorado Department of Corrections is seeking to decrease the number of inmates housed in solitary confinement, beginning with prisoners suffering...

Homaidan Al-Turki Case May Be A Matter Of National Security

Posted 11.04.2013 | World

Tom Clements, Colorado's late prisons chief, had initially approved of a transfer that would have allowed inmate Homaidan al-Turki to complete his pri...

Judge Goes Into Hiding After 211 Crew Put A Hit On His Life

Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

A Colorado judge reportedly went into hiding and was placed under police protection after informants issued warnings that the 211 crew had put a "hit"...

Man Suspected Of Killing Prison's Chief Took Medication

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- An autopsy on the man suspected of killing the Colorado prisons chief and a Denver pizza delivery driver found anti-anxiety medication in hi...

Prison Officials Acknowledge Chief's Death Tied To Solitary Confinement Policies

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 07.08.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. To have known Tom Clements during his first year in Colorado meant hearing a statistic, sometimes ove...

New Law Aims At Fixing Colorado Prison Sentence Errors

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 07.29.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado prison officials and the courts will need to clarify when multiple sentences are supposed to be served at the same time or one...

ACLU Suit: Disclose The Death Penalty Protocols

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.21.2013 | Denver

The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit Tuesday morning contending that the state's secretive death penalty protocols violate the public's right to know....

State Scrambles After Audit Reveals Prisoners Wrongly Released

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Hundreds of Colorado criminals were apparently given erroneous prison sentences, and judges and corrections officials across the state are s...

Documents Show Ebel Was Anxious About Being Freed

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 04.28.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. Evan Ebel, suspected murderer of Prisons Chief Tom Clements, filed a series of grievances with the D...

Another White Supremacist Gang Member Arrested Over Prison Director's Killing

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

DENVER — Both of the suspected white supremacist prison gang members whose names surfaced during an investigation into the killing of Colorado's...

2nd Man Arrested In Probe Of Prison Chief's Death

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A second white supremacist prison gang member whose name surfaced during an investigation into the slaying of Colorado's pr...

Evan Ebel Suicide Note Shows Parolee Was 'Ruined' By Solitary

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 04.11.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. About two weeks before his death, Evan Ebel — suspect in last month’s murders of pizza delivery m...

Colorado Officials Find MORE Prisoner Sentencing Errors

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado prison officials said Wednesday they're ramping up efforts to monitor parolees and respond to problems with their electronic m...

Officials Order Faster Response Time For Parolee Alerts

AP | Posted 06.09.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado parole officers must now respond to alerts from parolees' electronic monitoring equipment within two hours, after a review tha...

Accused White Supremacist Held On $250K Bond

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A man believed to be a white supremacist prison gang member arrested in connection with the shooting death of Colorado's pr...

Members Of White Supremacist Gang Sought In Colorado Prison Chief Death

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

DENVER — Authorities investigating the death of Colorado's prisons chief told law enforcement officers Wednesday to be on the lookout for two kn...

Intruder Killed In Prosecutor's Home

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, April 2 (Reuters) - An intruder who forced his way into the mountain home of a Colorado deputy district attor...

Ebel Was Released From Prison Early, Thanks To Tom Clements

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.30.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Evan Ebel was released from prison more than three months early, largely due to his participation in programs designed to coax troubled offe...

Suspect Was Known As 'Evil Ebel' Behind Bars

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 03.29.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Behind bars, he was known as "Ebel Evil." Within a day of arriving at his first permanent prison, Evan Spencer Ebel, the suspect in last we...

Suspect In Prison Chief Killing Tried To Kill A Guard In Prison

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.28.2013 | Denver

By COLLEEN SLEVIN and P. SOLOMON BANDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- The man suspected in the death of Colorado's prisons chief threatened to kill a ...

Prison Chief Murder Suspect Was 'Not A Follower,' Mother Says

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.28.2013 | Crime

DENVER -- From a young age, no one could tame Evan Spencer Ebel. His parents sent him to special camps in Utah, Jamaica and Samoa for children with b...

Woman Accused Of Illegally Transferring Gun Used To Kill Prisons Chief

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents on Wednesday arrested a woman accused of illegally transferring the gun authorities say was...

Memorial For Slain Pizza Delivery Driver Linked To Clements Killing

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — A Denver-area pizza delivery driver whose killing may be linked to the slaying of the state's prisons chief is being remember...

Prison Chief Killing Suspect Had Bomb-Making Materials In Car

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Denver

(Adds background on killings) By Alex Dobuzinskis and Jim Forsyth March 26 (Reuters) - The suspect in the killing of the...