PUEBLO - The Pueblo halfway house Community Corrections Services Inc. (CCSI) that closed suddenly Friday morning had a history of security issues. In August, state auditors found "concerning public safety issues" at CCSI and determined that "escapes were not managed appropriately."
The report details instances where head counts were... more »
Over the past 5 years, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is seeing a 32% drop in the number of committed youth in Colorado's correction system.
The drop in number also means two corrections facilities, Marvin Foote in the Denver area and Sol Vista Youth Services Center in Pueblo,... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
A Corrections Officer at the Federal Prison Complex in Florence has been stabbed. Our source says the officer suffered non-life threatening injuries after being stabbed three times by an inmate.
We're told the prison is on lockdown.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons would not confirm the stabbing. We'll... more »
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... more »
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... more »
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... more »