Media reports attest Colorado’s parole problem

By Lars Gesing

The CU Boulder Police Department urges students to register their bicycles online for free while making a new push in addressing the No. 1 crime on campus: bike theft. One of the department’s methods to raise student’s attention is to give away free U-locks.

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A team of Denver Post investigative reporters spent the last months examining Colorado’s parole system. They present their findings in a new series, called “Beyond Bars.” The reporters started their investigation after Tom Clements, then chief of the state’s Department of Corrections, was shot dead in March, allegedly by a parolee. The Joint Judiciary Committee began two days of hearings on Thursday concerning the handling of parolees in Colorado, ABC 7News reports. Wondering how many parolees live in your neighborhood? Click here to find the answer.

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The Boulder Sheriff’s Office and the County Coroner are currently investigating an unattended death case after a 46-year-old woman was found dead in bed at her home on Woodland Drive in Longmont last Sunday.

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