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Gov. Hickenlooper statement about incident at Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility

DENVER ­— Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement about the incident today at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley County:

“We are deeply saddened by the death this morning of a staff member at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility. Our condolences go to her family and her co-workers at the facility. Our hearts and prayers are also with the staff member who was injured and remains hospitalized. We are doing all we can to support the families and employees impacted by this incident.”

Roxane White, chief of staff to Hickenlooper, traveled this morning to visit a Pueblo hospital and the correctional facility in Crowley County. Hickenlooper will travel to Crowley County and Pueblo this afternoon.