Murdered Colorado Prison Chief Worked Over 30 Years For Missouri DOC

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(KTVI) — The executive director of Colorado’s prison system has been found dead in his home, and authorities believe someone killed him, a spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper said early Wednesday.

Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was found dead at his home in Black Forest, Colorado, said Hickenlooper spokesman Eric Brown.

Authorities believe Clements was killed there Tuesday night, according to Brown.

Clements worked in the Missouri Department of Corrections as the Director of the Division of Adult Institutions until 2011.  His work with the Missouri Department of Corrections started back in 1979.  He served as the adult institutions director for four years before becoming the Colorado Prison Chief in 2011.

He received his Master’s Degree in public administration from the University of Missouri.

Further details about Clements’ death weren’t immediately available. Black Forest is less than 20 miles northeast of Colorado Springs.

CNN’s Tina Burnside contributed to this report.

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