By: Kyle James | 09-29-2017 | News
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Aurora Theater Shooter Secretly Moved To Out-Of-State Maximum Security Facility

In 2012, James Holmes walked into a crowded movie theater in a Denver suburb and opened fire killing 12 people and wounding 70 others. The Federal Bureau of Prisons disclosed that Holmes has been moved to

a maximum security facility in Pennsylvania following an attack by another inmate. The move from the Colorado facility to the Pennsylvania facility occurred last year but Holmes location has been kept highly secret. Colorado prison officials did not think he should be kept there and argued for his relocation because of an agreement with states that take in out-of-state prisoners.

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A state committee in April focused on victim's rights decided that Colorado's corrections department should have informed victims of the Aurora shooting that Holmes had been transferred out of state to serve out his life sentence. The action was the result of numerous complaints from family members of the victims, in response, Colorado's corrections department agreed to update their victim notification policies. Survivors of the Aurora theater shooting are upset that corrections officials secretly transferred Holmes and refused to tell the public where he was being held, including prosecutors, survivors and families of the dead.

The Associated Press acquired documents revealing why Holmes was transferred in the first place, another inmate pushed his way through a partially open door and attacked Holmes while he was held in the Colorado State Penitentiary, the state’s highest security prison. The documents revealed that prison officials believed his safety to be at risk and inmates would continue to target him "because of the high profile nature of his crimes."

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