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Victims say Aurora Theather shooter secrecy violates rights

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 17:21:59-04

A state committee that handles victims' rights issues is planning to take up complaints against the state corrections department that the agency violated their rights by refusing to reveal where the Aurora Theater shooter is serving his life sentence.

Several survivors of the Aurora move theater attack in 2012 that killed 12 and injured 70 have said they are upset after prison officials quietly transferred Holmes to an out-of-state prison in January after he was attacked by another inmate. State officials have repeatedly refused to tell the public where or how he is being held.

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The panel could require prison officials to provide details of Holmes' confinement to victims, but it's unclear whether they would be forced to comply.

The committee also could propose ways the department can keep victims better informed in the future.

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