Theater Shooter Moved To New Prison

December 15, 2015
Photo: James Holmes in court August 2015 (AP Photo)AP
James Holmes appears in court for the sentencing phase in his trial, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. Victims and their families were given the opportunity to speak about the shooting and its effects on their lives. 

Corrections department spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson said Holmes was moved to the San Carlos Correctional Facility in Pueblo, near the state mental hospital. She described Holmes' transfer as routine and said offenders are often moved to different prisons.

Until now, Holmes had his own cell at the Colorado State Penitentiary and had contact with just seven other prisoners when he was allowed out of his cell. Jacobson says he'll now have contact with more inmates and likely spend more time out of his cell.

Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a movie premiere in 2012.