Colorado prisons official resigns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) The official who oversees prisons in Colorado has resigned, but it's unknown why he is leaving his job four months after he started.

KMGH-TV reports that Director of Prisons Mark Flowers told employees in an email Thursday that he was leaving, but there was no explanation as to why. Department of Corrections spokesman Roger Hudson confirmed Flowers' resignation.

DOC's Executive Director Rick Raemisch (RAY'-mish) recently took over the department. He replaced Tom Clements, who was fatally shot at his home in March.

Flowers was in charge of the wardens of the state's prisons. He began his job in Colorado on May 6 and formerly worked for the Virginia Department of Corrections.

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