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An inmate from the minimum security Colorado Correctional Facility (CCC) in Jefferson County reportedly climbed the fence of the facility and walked away on foot on the evening of January 10, 2021. He has since been recaptured, after only hours outside the facility.

According to Department of Corrections Public Information Officer Annie Skinner, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office notified CCC staff that a civilian had contacted them reporting that a man had come to their residence asking for clothing and informed them that he was a CCC inmate. The inmate left the house with clothing and a blanket.

The facility conducted an emergency count and inmate Michael Goelz (DOC #165834) was unaccounted for.

Shortly after the report came in, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office apprehended the offender approximately 1.5 miles from the facility. The inmate was transported from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to the Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center where he will be held until he is transferred to a higher custody facility. The inmate may face additional charges and the Office of the Inspector General is investigating.

Goelz was admitted to CDOC on Sept. 29, 2020 after being sentenced to four years for drug related charges (Jefferson County Case #19CR1858)


Annie Skinner Public Information Officer

P 719.226.4773 C 719-322-8228

1250 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
annie.skinner@state.co.us  |  www.doc.state.co.us