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2 years 11 months ago

Man who killed boy dies in Colo. 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...

4 years 2 months ago

Public meeting planned on Colorado escape

Colorado prison officials are holding a community meeting in Sterling to discuss the escape of an inmate from a maximum-security prison there. Department of Corrections Director Ari Zavaras and other department executives will attend the meeting Tuesday night on the campus of Northeastern Junior College. Douglas Alward was...

4 years 3 months ago

Escape reported at Sterling jail

STERLING, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Logan County Detention Center in Sterling. The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Joel Elias Ocanas failed to return from work release Tuesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Ocanas was being...

4 years 4 months ago

Pueblo chain gang starts operation

Pueblo County work crews are back for the summer, using labor provided by county jail inmates. Started in 2003, the program was discontinued after Sheriff Kirk Taylor was elected and now reinstated. The goal is trash pick-up and beautification of Pueblo County. Select inmates make up the Chain...

5 years 2 months ago

US to give Afghan detainees new rights

The Obama administration is preparing new rules that would give U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan some due process. A defense official says the Pentagon is establishing a program to give prisoners at Bagram Air Base a U.S. military official to serve as their personal representative. They'll get a chance to go...

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