THE DENVER POST –In the undisclosed location where he now lives, the Aurora theater gunman sits in a prison cell for 23 hours a day, receives no forwarded mail, has no access to the internet and is given no exercise equipment, according to answers the Colorado Department of Corrections has provided to the prosecutors who put the killer away.After James Holmes was moved to an out-of-state prison — state officials say they are barred by the transfer agreement from saying where — prosecutors at the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office sent corrections officials a list of questions to better understand his living conditions. Victims of the Aurora theater shooting, in which 12 people were killed and 70 wounded, say they should be able to know where the gunman is. Absent that, they and prosecutors were concerned that the gunman may have been receiving special treatment in his new state.
The Corrections Department, in answers sent this summer to prosecutors, played down those concerns, saying that the Aurora killer is treated the same as other maximum-security inmates. He is in solitary confinement and allowed out of his cell for one hour a day, at which time he can watch television.
Corrections officials say the killer does not go outside and that they have not forwarded any mail attempted to be delivered to him through the department. He is not allowed conjugal visits, nor is he allowed to get married.