Subcommittee: DOC should have told victims more about theater gunman’s secretive move

Denver7: The Colorado Department of Corrections should have done more to inform victims of the Aurora theater attack about the out-of-state transfer of gunman James Holmes.

Last year, the state transferred Holmes to a still-undisclosed facility outside of Colorado after he was attacked by another inmate. The state has said that under the terms of its agreement with other states to transfer offenders, referred to as the interstate corrections compact, the new locations of offenders must be kept secret.

A decision by the state’s Victims Rights Act subcommittee called on CDOC to improve its notifications to victims, responding to complaints filed by several families whose loved ones were killed in the attack. The subcommittee said the state should have informed families in more detail why the gunman’s location could not be disclosed. The same subcommittee deadlocked on earlier complaints that the victims had the right to know where Holmes is incarcerated.

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