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Computer errors allow violent prisoners to be released

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These prisoners were placed on “non-revocable parole”, which means they DO NOT have to report to parole officers. The only way they can be sent back to prison is to be convicted of another crime.

Maybe there should have been some sort of fail-safe for software that controls such important decisions? Like maybe a human being involved?

LA Times:

Computer errors prompted California prison officials to mistakenly release an estimated 450 inmates with “a high risk for violence” as unsupervised parolees in a program meant to ease overcrowding, according to the states inspector general.

via California prisoners: Computer errors allow violent California prisoners to be released unsupervised – latimes.com.

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Written by aorick

May 27, 2011 at 4:22 AM

Posted in WTF!?

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