COLORADO: COLORADO RELEASES SEX OFFENDERS AFTER COURT RULING
Dozens of Colorado sex offenders, ranging from convicted rapists to child molesters, were given $100 and released from prison this week after the state's high Court ruled they were mistakenly held for parole violations.
In June, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled state legislators enacted confusing laws in the 1990s, eliminating or curtailing parole supervision for sex offenders who committed crimes between 1993 and 1998. Heidi Hayes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections said, If there is no parole, then there is no parole violation. We give them $100 and a shirt and pants so they can get to wherever they are going. Since 1998, Colorado requires lifetime supervision of sex offenders. They have three days to register with local police agencies as convicted sex offenders, but otherwise they have no further obligation to stay in touch with state authorities.