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Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Guard and inmate killed in rollover of prison van

The Denver Post

A van transporting prisoners rolled over on Interstate 70 between Genoa and Limon this morning, killing one prisoner and one guard.
The van, operated by the Corrections Corporation of America, was carrying nine prisoners and two guards from the Kit Carson Correctional Facility in Burlington, which is operated by CCA, to the state prison in Limon when the accident occured.
The remaining prisoners and guard were taken to Lincoln Community Hospital in nearby Hugo, said Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nate Reid. Reid said some of the injured may be flown to Denver for treatment.
The Department of Corrections reports that all prisoners have been accounted for.
Names of those killed have not yet been released.
Reid said the Ford van, owned by CCA, was traveling west toward Limon, and pulling a trailer, when the driver apparently lost control and flipped over.
No other vehicles were involved. Reid said the roads likely were icy at the time of the accident.

1 comment:

Randy Chase said...

It would seem that private prisons have claimed the lives of two people. Keep fighting the damn corporations.