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Former sheriff, attorney named in legal action
    WRAY GAZETTE, May 15 — A tumultuous eight-year term as Yuma County’s sheriff for Chad Day may have ended just after the former sheriff and department employees deliberately deleted email records from the sheriff’s office computer, in violation of Colorado public record laws, according to a recent court filing.
    Day and his attorney Robert A. Lees are named as defendants in a Verified Complaint and Demand for Replevin filed in Yuma County District Court April 4. The Yuma County Board of Commissioners, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and current Yuma County Sheriff Todd Combs are listed as plaintiffs in the case.

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DOC chief outlines work program
    STERLING JOURNAL-ADVOCATE, May 15 — Colorado’s Director of Corrections met with the Logan County Board of Commissioners Tuesday to outline a plan to use about-to-be-released inmates to work on a local hemp farm. The plan is part of a Department of Corrections program to give short-time inmates work experience and help them generate some income prior to release.
    Dean Williams, executive director of the DOC, said the program is an attempt to lower the recidivism rate among Colorado felons being released into communities. He said about half of released inmates re-offend and end up back in the system because they have no job to go to, no work experience and no money to restart their lives once they’re out of prison.

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