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3 years 2 weeks ago

Utah inmates sick after drinking in prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah health officials are investigating a suspected botulism outbreak in 12 inmates who may have contracted the disease after drinking alcohol homebrewed inside a prison cell. Salt Lake Valley Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp says eight men were hospitalized, three of which are in critical...

3 years 5 months ago

A night in a haunted museum

The Museum of Colorado Prisons in Canon City is rumored to be among the most haunted places in the state. Over the weekend, I spent the night with the Canon Ghost Trackers, a local group of paranormal investigators, as they sought to capture evidence of the spirits said to roam...

4 years 6 days ago

Job of the Day: Medical Records Technician

The Colorado Department of Corrections has an opening in Colorado Springs for a Medical Records Technician. This position is responsible for the scheduling of medical appointments, transportation and security for offenders within the Department of Corrections. Responsibilities include evaluation of provider referrals to determine clinical specialists and/or services...

4 years 8 months ago

From prison to a prison of homelessness

The homeless population is already high in Colorado Springs, but a state department may be adding to it. After getting out of prison in Sterling, this isn't the home sweet home Scott Meacham was expecting. "They paroled me underneath the (Bijou St.) bridge," says Scott Meacham, who was...

4 years 9 months ago

Drive-by shootings in Pueblo West

The Pueblo Sheriff's office is investigating bullet holes in two houses in Pueblo West. Each house belonged to an employee of the Department of Corrections. The shootings happened around 11:30 Monday night. One round went through the front of one house, another went through the back wall of different...

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