Monteiro said he left prison with "a hundred dollars in my pocket and a box of books." Now, he has his own apartment, a steady job and he's reconnecting with relatives.
Colorado Department of Corrections
"I can't defend" how parolees like Kevin Monteiro are treated when they're released far from their parole office, with no housing, says Rick Raemisch, the state's prison chief.
New law requires the Colorado Department of Corrections to evaluate all inmates in solitary and those the department determines to be mentally ill would have to be moved.