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2 years 11 months ago

Man who killed boy dies in Colorado prison

DENVER (AP) - Authorities say a man imprisoned for killing an 11-year-old boy and throwing him in a trash bin has been killed under "suspicious circumstances" at Sterling Correctional Facility. Denver Coroner's Office says Lyle Brent White died Thursday and an autopsy will performed on him Saturday. The Denver Post...

3 years 1 month ago

Prison locked down following fight

STERLING, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Corrections has ordered a lock-down at a northeast Colorado prison after about 40 inmates got involved in a fight. One staff member was sent to the hospital for minor injuries, and several inmates were treated for injuries at the Sterling Correctional...

4 years 2 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 2 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...

5 years 1 month ago

Colorado prison reports possible swine flu cases

A prison in eastern Colorado has been partially locked down and programs suspended because of a possible outbreak of swine flu. State corrections officials say 17 inmates in the Limon Correctional Facility about 90 miles east of Denver have flu-like symptoms, including a fever. Another 53 inmates have similar symptoms,...

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