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ID preps true crime series set in Colorado’s “Prison Valley”

Discovery-owned true crime cable net Investigation Discovery (ID) has ordered a new series that explores crimes committed within Colorado’s “Prison Valley,” so named for its high concentration of high-security prisons. The ...
August 23, 2019

Discovery-owned true crime cable net Investigation Discovery (ID) has ordered a new series that explores crimes committed within Colorado’s “Prison Valley,” so named for its high concentration of high-security prisons.

The mountain region of Fremont County in Southern Colorado is home to 15 high-security prisons, including America’s only Federal Supermax facility. The region is thus home to various infamous criminals, including drug lord El Chapo and the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Outside the prisons is a relatively normal and safe community. But every town has its demons, and Prison Valley is no exception, having seen its fair share of homicides.

The six-part Valley of the Damned explores these murders, which include complex and twisted cases, like the carefully planned assassination of Prison Valley’s head of corrections, an infamous Colorado love-triangle murder case and a charismatic Jehovah’s Witness choosing murder over divorce.

The series is produced for ID by October Films, with Adam Bullmore, Matt Robins and Mike Warner serving as executive producers. For ID, Lorna Thomas is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Kevin Bennett is GM and Henry Schleiff is group president of ID, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

Valley of the Damned premieres Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. on ID.

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