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Colo. lawmakers to examine parole supervision

Published On: Jul 24 2013 02:42:39 PM CDT File


Colorado lawmakers will question prison officials about how they're supervising inmates on parole in light of cases where former inmates slipped out monitoring bracelets, including a man suspected of killing the state's corrections chief.

Denver Rep. Daniel Kagan said Wednesday that lawmakers from the Judiciary Committee in the House and Senate plan hearings in late September to hear what corrections officials are doing to address what he calls "serious deficiencies."
In the meantime, audits of the state's parole system are being finalized.
The state's parole program has come under immense scrutiny this year after the March killing of Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements. The suspect took his bracelet off days before the slaying, but parole officers didn't immediately find out.
Kagan says there are other cases where parolees absconded that also concern lawmakers.


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