More than 3,000 Washington prisoners mistakenly freed early

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference in Olympia, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. More than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state's Department of Corrections. Inslee said he had ordered immediate steps to correct the long-standing problem. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian via AP) MANDATORY CREDITOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — More than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state’s Department of Corrections that resulted in wrongly calculated sentences for about 3 percent of the prison population.

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