digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Department of Corrections
CO - DOC.png
Department overview
Jurisdiction Colorado
Website www.doc.state.co.us

The Colorado Department of Corrections is the principal department of the Colorado state government[1] that operates the state prisons. It has its headquarters in the Springs Office Park in unincorporated El Paso County, Colorado, near Colorado Springs.[2][3][4]

Facilities[edit]

Operations[edit]

All prisoners entering the Colorado DOC system first go to the Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center (DRDC) before going to their final assignments.[5]

Currently the state of Colorado has no designated death row. All prisoners with death sentences are given classifications of "securist custody level, administrative segregation." As of 2012 all prisoners with death sentences are located at the Sterling Correctional Facility. The execution chamber is located at the Colorado State Penitentiary. By state statute, executions take place there.[6]

From the 1890s to the 1990s, the Colorado death row was located at the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility. In the 1990s the Colorado State Penitentiary opened.[7] Previously state statute dictated that prisoners with death sentences were to be held at the administrative segregation facility at the Colorado State Penitentiary.[8] In 2011 the State of Colorado moved its death row prisoners in order to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Nathan Dunlap, a death row prisoner. Dunlap had complained about the state's lack of outdoor exercise facilities at Colorado State Penitentiary.[7]

Fallen officers and officials[edit]

Since the establishment of the Colorado Department of Corrections, 14 officers have died in the line of duty.[9]

None have been honored on the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial in Golden, however all are enshrined on the National memorial in Washington, DC.

Tom Clements, the director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was shot and killed March 19, 2013 as he answered the door at his home in Monument, Colorado.[10]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ C.R.S. § 24-1-110
  2. ^ "FAQ." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on June 3, 2010. "Colorado Department of Corrections 2862 South Circle Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80906"
  3. ^ "Council District Map." City of Colorado Springs. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  4. ^ "Foreclosure filings jump in March Increase blamed on backlog at S&Ls." The Colorado Springs Gazette. April 6, 1989. Retrieved on September 28, 2011. "[...]million made in 1986 on the Springs Office Park, 2860-2862 S. Circle Drive."
  5. ^ "Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center." Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
  6. ^ "Death Row FAQ." (Archive) Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on April 19, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Mitchell, Kirk. "Colorado moves death-row inmates so they can exercise outdoors." Denver Post. July 28, 2011. Retrieved on April 19, 2012.
  8. ^ "Death Row FAQ." (Archive) Colorado Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 15, 2010.
  9. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page
  10. ^ "Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, killed in his home in Monument Read more: Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, killed in his home in Monument - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22830150/tom-clements-director-colorado-department-corrections-killed-his#ixzz2O53IluVL Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse Follow us: @Denverpost on Twitter | Denverpost on Facebook". Denver Post. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

External links[edit]



Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Department_of_Corrections — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
6097 videos foundNext > 

Christopher Lopez - Mentally ill inmate died while in prison

Mentally ill inmate, Christopher Lopez, died while shackled in Colorado Department of Corrections San Carlos Correctional Facility prison.

Colorado Department of Corrections

Executive Director Rick Raemisch explains how the CDOC helps keep Colorado citizens safe while making sure offenders have an opportunity to learn important s...

Testimony of Rick Raemisch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Corrections

[WASHINGTON, DC] Rick Raemisch, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified at a hearing on "Reassesssing Solitary Confinement" b...

After deadly crash that killed guard and inmate, DOC still debating seat belt use

LIMON - The Colorado Department of Corrections has started reviewing its inmate seat belt policy as 9Wants to Know started asking questions about a rollover ...

Colorado Department of Corrections Director shot

More information at http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=874432#.UUnbVxwqavZ FOX21 News, dedicated to providing relevant news, information an...

Top 10 Worst Prisons

Top Ten Worst Prisons , prison The List: http://toptenoneverything.com/lists/2013/9/27/top-ten-worst-prisons Request A Video: http://TopTenOnEverything.com/ ...

Tom Clements Dead Colorado Department Of Corrections Chief Shot At Home, Gunman On The Run

Pls Subscribe for the latest News videos Daily! This undated image provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows its director Tom Clements. Sherif...

Colorado Department of Corrections hiring to fill new deputy executive director job

9/11 5 pm --- The Department of Corrections is hiring to fill a new, high-paid position in its executive office. CALL7 Investigator Theresa Marchetta has the...

New Tom Clements Killed Murdered Colorado Department Of Corrections Director Murdered Gunman

New Tom Clements Killed Murdered Colorado Department Of Corrections Director Murdered Gunman.

Colorado Department of Corrections Talks in Las Animas, CO

6097 videos foundNext > 

128 news items

The Denver Channel

The Denver Channel
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:14 -0700

Bob Beauprez is being asked to stop using the story of murdered DOC boss Tom Clements in his campaign. KMGH. Frame from video provided by The Denver Post. Tom Clements was the head of Colorado's Department of Corrections. He was killed at about ...
 
Daily Caller
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:43:09 -0700

Colorado's Department of Corrections considered allowing death row inmates, who are normally confined to their cells, to have four hours per day of “leisure time” in which they can walk around inside and outside the facility. Details of this idea were ...
 
Sky Hi Daily News
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

William Congr Robinson has been sentenced to 10 years prison in the Colorado Department of Corrections, according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office. Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of Second Degree Burglary (class 3 Felony), one count of Theft ...

CorrectionsOne

CorrectionsOne
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:30 -0700

Among other activities and projects, she provides training and technical assistance to prisons and jails seeking compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008. Greco is retired from the Colorado Department of Corrections ...
 
KRDO
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0700

The widow of murdered prison chief Tom Clements wrote an open letter to gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez asking him to not use her husband's name in his campaign for governor. Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements was shot and killed at ...
 
GardnerEDGE
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Clements is a 1980 graduate of MNU and is the widow of Tom Clements, the former executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections who died March 19, 2013, when a gunman shot him as he answered the front door of his Monument, Colorado, ...
 
Vail Daily News
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Through the coordination with Glenwood police and Colorado Department of Corrections Fugitive Task Force, Riverside detectives were able to locate and apprehend all three suspects in Palm Springs, California. In addition to receiving a full confession ...
 
Daily Journal
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:15:00 -0700

Shane Johnson argued that the escape charge should be dropped because he didn't receive a notice of the charges from the Colorado Department of Corrections until four months after it was filed. The Colorado Court of Appeals disagreed. According to the ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!