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3 years 10 months ago

Larimer County inmate found dead

DENVER (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a 31-year-old inmate in the Larimer County Jail. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department says the prisoner was found unresponsive in a restroom Wednesday afternoon after saying he felt ill while working in the jail kitchen. The Denver Post reports that he...

4 years 1 month ago

Crime scene photo leaked by prison staff member

On Saturday evening just before midnight, chaos broke out at the Sterling Correctional Facility. Inmate Cleveland Flood was assaulted by at least one other inmate. "He subsequently died and our staff found him," explains Katherine Sanguinetti, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Since then a graphic photo from...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado DOC to get new director

The Colorado Department of Corrections, headquartered in Colorado Springs, is getting a new director. Tom Clements, currently Director of the Division of Adult Institutions for the Missouri Department of Corrections, was selected by Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper. "Tom Clements has built a distinguished career working his up through the...

4 years 5 months ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

4 years 6 months ago

Prison official refuses to discuss inmate escape

The head of Colorado's prison system has declined to tell Sterling residents exactly how an inmate escaped from a nearby maximum security prison. Ari Zavaras, director of prisons for the Colorado Department of Corrections, told a town meeting Tuesday that Douglas Alward gathered materials inside the prison that helped...

4 years 7 months ago

FBI searching for escaped Colorado inmate

Authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Colorado inmate who made what officials say was an "elaborate escape" from a maximum security prison. A Department of Corrections spokeswoman says authorities are going door-to-door around the Sterling Correction Facility as they search for...

4 years 7 months ago

Alaska inmate dies in Colorado prison

Alaska corrections officials say an Alaska inmate has died while being held in a private prison in Colorado. The Anchorage Daily News reports the inmate died Sunday at Hudson Correctional Facility. Colorado officials are investigating the death of the 44-year-old man. His identity hasn't been released pending notification...

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