Colorado governor orders audit of inmate records
Posted at: 04/04/2013 8:23 PM
By: The Associated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is ordering a sweeping review of the state's prison and parole operations.
The move comes as evidence shows that a white supremacist gang member slipped through the cracks in the criminal justice system to become a suspect in the killing of the state's prisons chief.
Evan Ebel was released from prison four years early due to a clerical error and violated his parole terms five days before the death of Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements. Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities.
Meanwhile, authorities say they are looking for two other members of Ebel's white supremacist prison gang in connection with Clements' death. Authorities said James Lohr and Thomas Guolee are not suspects but "persons of interest" in the killing.
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