Inmates returning to prison evacuated by wildfire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Inmates who were evacuated from a prison in Canon City due to a wildfire near the Royal Gorge Bridge are returning to their cells.

The Colorado Department of Corrections says it started moving inmates back to the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility on Tuesday. There was no estimate on how much time it will take because of the number of inmates involved.

More than 900 medium- and low-risk prisoners were evacuated by bus, including 24 from an infirmary who were taken to a Denver facility, some in wheelchairs.


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