Ex-Inmate Mistakenly Released Early Seeks To Avoid Return To Prison

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A 57-year-old Lincoln man has gone to court to keep from being sent back to prison because state officials had miscalculated his sentence.

Bruce Caton is asking a judge to reduce his sentence to 10 years. He was released in October, having served 10 years of his sentence of 10 to 20 years. But he wasn't put on parole because officials thought he'd served his full sentence. Now officials say he should have served five more years before discharge.

Caton is among dozens of prisoners mistakenly released early. State officials are discussing legal steps needed to retrieve them.

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