Aurora Theater Victims: Secrecy Over Gunman Violates Rights

· May 18, 2016, 7:05 pm
Photo: James Holmes, 2015 inmate photo(Colorado Department of Corrections via AP)
This 2015 photograph provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows convicted Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes. 

Several survivors of the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70 have said they were upset after prison officials quietly transferred James Holmes to an out-of-state prison in January. They have repeatedly refused to tell the public where or how he is being held.

A state committee that handles victims' rights complaints will address the issue at its Friday meeting. The panel could require prison officials to provide details of Holmes' confinement to victims, but it's unclear whether they would be forced to comply.

The committee also could propose ways the department can keep victims better informed in the future.

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