Slain Prison Chief Remembered As Reformer

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Family members, lawmakers, and corrections officials are mourning the death of Tom Clements. The state’s prison chief was murdered Tuesday night at his home in Monument, which is north of Colorado Springs. Clements started with the Colorado Department of Corrections in 2011. He began his career as a parole officer in Missouri and worked for 30 years in that state’s Department of Corrections until he was tapped by Governor John Hickenlooper. Christie Donner is with the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, which has fought to reduce the state’s inmate population and improve prison conditions. She tells Ryan Warner that Clements was a reformer.

[Photo: Colorado Department of Corrections]