Bill to notify victims of inmate’s location heads to governor

“Families should have the peace of mind of knowing where the person who harmed or killed a loved one is incarcerated,” Wist said in a statement. “This legislation is simply about transparency, and the unanimous support this bill received in both the House and Senate shows how important honoring victims is to this institution.”

The bill was co-sponsored in the House by Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, and it was carried in the Senate by two well-known advocates for victims’ right, Sens. John Cooke, R-Greeley, and Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora.

With Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature, registered victims or family members would be notified within 48 hours whenever an inmate is moved.

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