DOC asks for $8M for Colorado parole changes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) Corrections officials are asking Colorado lawmakers for $8 million for parole operation changes aimed at reducing caseloads and helping officers better prepare inmates for release.

The Colorado Department of Corrections was scheduled to discuss the funding request Monday with the Joint Budget Committee. The Denver Post reports ( ) the proposed changes to parole operations require hiring 74 new parole officers.

DOC's plan also includes enhancing pre-release programs and creating a new command post to monitor the electronic bracelets that some parolees wear.

The proposed changes come in the aftermath of the March slaying of former DOC Executive Director Tom Clements. Authorities believe Clements was killed by a parolee who took off his monitoring bracelet.

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