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Florida’s most violent cons take an early walk with help from good-behavior time

Over 400 of Florida’s most violent criminals recently gained their freedom when they were released from state prisons under now-abolished rules that permitted early release for prisoners with good behavior records.

Among the 446 felons freed on Nov. 26 were more than 200 who were serving time for sex crimes, many involving child victims, and 91 who were convicted of murder or attempted murder.

About one-quarter of the 64,000 inmates currently serving time in state prisons will qualify for early-release under the old rules.

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Excerpted from Law Enforcement News
Jan 15, 1997. 
© 1997, LEN Inc.  [ Subscribe.]