DENVER (AP) - Colorado prison officials are ramping up efforts to monitor parolees and respond to problems with their electronic monitoring equipment following the slaying of the state's corrections chief.
State lawmakers approved $495,000 for the plan Wednesday. The department already has the funds but needed permission from lawmakers to use it in next year's budget.
The extra efforts will start immediately and include monthly roundups of fugitives.
Parole records show that white supremacist gang member Evan Ebel slipped out of his ankle bracelet five days before Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements was killed at his home. Ebel is the only suspect in Clements' death.