The Colorado Department of Corrections on Friday released the findings of two independent studies about state parole operations that were commissioned after the slaying of former prisons chief Tom Clements.
The National Institute of Corrections recommended that the state prison system:
• Reduce the number of institutional moves of offenders.
• Expand community services and programs for parolees.
• Develop a meaningful individual case plan that follows the offender from incarceration through parole.
• Define protocols for electronic monitoring.
Although the studies cited numerous instances where case managers and parole officers were overwhelmed with enormous caseloads, the report does not make recommendations for