Colorado theater shooter gets solo prison cell

Posted at 7:12 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 09:12:13-04

The Colorado theater shooter has been moved to a central Colorado prison where he is being held in a cell by himself.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Adrienne Jacobson says James Holmes is not in maximum security but has fewer privileges and is monitored more closely than other inmates. He will stay at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City until officials find a suitable facility for him.

CSP is one of seven prisons in the Canon City area and has about 1,000 inmates.

A judge last month sentenced the shooter to life in prison without parole after jurors failed to agree he deserved the death penalty. He was convicted of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 more in the July 20, 2012 massacre at a crowded movie theater.

Citing safety concerns, officials did not post the shooter's photo and location on the department's website, where other inmates' information is publicly available.