Evan Ebel http://www.kunc.org en Without Reviews, Inmates Can Get Lost In U.S. Prison System http://www.kunc.org/post/without-reviews-inmates-can-get-lost-us-prison-system Every year 10 million people funnel in and out of America's jails and prisons. And every year some of them get lost. Recently there have been two high-profile cases of such inmates — one who got out years too early, and one who stayed years too long. Both had disastrous consequences.<p>In January, Evan Ebel walked out of a Colorado prison four years too early. Two months later, he allegedly rang the doorbell of Tom Clements, the head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, shot him in the chest and killed him. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:09:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 42486 at http://www.kunc.org Without Reviews, Inmates Can Get Lost In U.S. Prison System Clerical Error Led To Early Release Of Suspect In Colorado Slaying http://www.kunc.org/post/clerical-error-led-early-release-suspect-colorado-slaying Officials said Monday that a clerical error allowed the man suspected of killing Colorado's prisons chief to be released from custody about four years too early, <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/error-led-early-release-colo-slaying-suspect">the Associated Press is reporting</a>.<p>Evan Spencer Ebel, a 28-year-old inmate serving an eight-year sentence for a previous crime, pleaded guilty to assaulting a prison guard in Fremont County in 2008. It was apparently unclear, however, whether his sentence was meant to be served consecutively or concurrently, according to the report. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:34:00 +0000 Steve Mullis 42340 at http://www.kunc.org Gun Links Colorado Corrections Slaying, Texas Shootout http://www.kunc.org/post/gun-links-colorado-corrections-slaying-texas-shootout Colorado officials say a gun used in a shootout between Texas sheriff's deputies and a paroled felon Thursday is the same weapon used to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/20/174819496/colo-department-of-corrections-chief-shot-and-killed-at-his-home">kill the head of the Colorado's Department of Corrections</a> two days earlier.<p>The El Paso County [Colo.] Sheriff's Department has confirmed that the same 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun was used in both incidents, according to <em>The Denver Post</em>. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 42053 at http://www.kunc.org Investigators Seek Link Between Texas Car Chase, Colorado Shooting http://www.kunc.org/post/investigators-seek-link-between-texas-car-chase-colorado-shooting Earlier this week, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/20/174819496/colo-department-of-corrections-chief-shot-and-killed-at-his-home">we told you</a> about the head of Colorado's Department of Corrections who was shot and killed after answering the front door of his home.<p>On Thursday, a Colorado parolee who may be linked to Tom Clements' killing led Texas deputies on a high-speed car chase that ended only when he crashed into a semitrailer, opened fire and was subsequently shot down.<p>Here's more from <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=174906814" Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:56:00 +0000 41880 at http://www.kunc.org