Colo. corrections released killer by mistake

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The Colorado Department of Corrections says it has revised procedures after a white supremacist killer who was supposed to be serving life in prison was released by mistake.

Clifton Blecha

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Department of Corrections says it has revised procedures after a white supremacist killer who was supposed to be serving life in prison was released by mistake.

According to the Denver Post, Clifton Blecha was serving life in prison without parole when he was released on parole and fled to the East Coast. He was later recaptured.

Corrections officials say a key sentencing document got lost in a bureaucratic shuffle. Officials say they fixed the error and an identical mistake has not been made since then.

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered an audit after it was revealed a man suspected of killing corrections chief Tom Clements left prison four years early because the courts gave the prison system incorrect information about his proper sentence.


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