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Prison leaders release double murder suspect's records

Published On: Mar 28 2013 10:17:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 28 2013 11:42:46 PM CDT

State prison leaders shared new information about a murder suspect's time in prison.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

State prison leaders shared new information about a double murder suspect's time in prison.

Evan Ebel is a suspect in the death of prison chief Tom Clements and a pizza delivery driver, Nathan Leon, in Denver.     

Ebel was killed in a shootout with law enforcement in Texas. A gun used in that shootout matched the gun used to kill Clements, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Department.

Ebel spent just shy of eight years in prison and was released Jan. 28. He was ordered to have mandatory parole and have a very high risk of recidivism according to a report released Thursday.

The Department of Corrections released several discipline reports on Ebel. He was written up 28 times for things like threatening staff, verbal abuse, fighting with prisoners and threatening to kill a guard.

Though it's been widely reported that Ebel was a member of a white supremacist prison gang known as "211" there's no mention of the gang in the 25 pages released by the DOC. Prison release paperwork did mention however that Ebel had a swastika tattooed on his abdomen.

Ebel was sentenced to a total of 15 years for various crimes including robbery, menacing, assault and assaulting a correctional officer. In every subsequent sentencing the judge ordered the punishment to be served concurrent with previous sentences.

Ebel's mother, Susan Mangue, said most of her son's time in prison was spent in solitary confinement. Her blog showed that even she and her ex-husband saw great changes in Ebel during his time in prison.

"The years of solitary... and surviving some brutal treatment while in prison both psychologically and physically did absolutely take its toll," wrote Mangue on her website.

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