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Colorado's prison chief calls for solitary confinement reform

10:30 AM, Feb 21, 2014   |    comments
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Rick Raemisch

KUSA - Colorado's new prison chief is calling for urgent reform of solitary confinement in prisons.

In Friday's New York Times, Rick Raemisch wrote an op-ed detailing his experience in solitary confinement.

He wanted to learn more about what the prison system calls Administrative Segregation.

On Jan. 23, he spent 20 hours in solitary confinement.

Raemisch took over after the former prison chief Tom Clements was murdered by Evan Ebel, an inmate who was not only released early by mistkae, but he was also released directly from solitary confinement.

In the New York Times op-ed, Raemisch concluded after his experience, he felt even more urgency for reform.

To read the entire op-ed, visit: http://nyti.ms/1mhtymN.

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