Governor names new Colorado prison director

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- The former head of the Wisconsin's Department of Corrections has been named to replace slain Colorado Corrections Director Tom Clements.

Gov. John Hickenlooper says Rick Raemisch has experience as a deputy sheriff, prosecutor, elected sheriff and head of the Wisconsin's Department of Corrections, where he was responsible for more than 22,000 inmates, more than 73,000 probation or parolees and approximately 1,000 juveniles in institutions or on supervision.

Clements was fatally shot in his suburban Denver home in March. The lone suspect in Clements' death, 28-year-old Evan Ebel, had been released from prison in January, four years earlier than authorities intended, because of a paperwork error.

Ebel was killed in a shootout in Texas days after Clements was killed.


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