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Ex-Wife Of Gucci Heir Chooses Jail Over Parole

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And you won't believe the reason why!

Patrizia Reggiani, who had her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci killed in 1995, is finally up for parole after serving half of her 26 year jail sentence but she's not going anywhere.

The Italian "Black Widow" told the parole board:

"No thanks, as it would mean getting a job and I have never worked a day in my life."

So instead Patrizia will sit in her cell watering her plants and tending to her pet ferret.

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California Prison System Releases 450 Violent Criminals By Mistake!

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If you don't already do so, it may be a good idea to start keeping your doors and windows locked from now on.

A computer error has lead California prison officials to release about 450 inmates with "a high risk for violence"!

Yikes!

The officials thought they were releasing prisoners as unsupervised parolees in a program meant to ease overcrowding by placing qualifying participants on "non-revocable parole". The ex-cons don't need to check in with a parole officer and can only be imprisoned again if caught committing a crime.

To clarify, however, 450 prisoners weren't just released in one day. An investigation on the program, that has been in effect since January 2010, revealed 31 prisoners out of 200 released were NOT eligible for parole and 9 of those were determined likely to commit violent crimes.

Using 15% error rate they found in their sample of the 10,134 former inmates who were on non-revocable parole in July of last year, they've estimated that 450 violent criminals were mistakenly released, with about 1000 others who committed less violent offenses on the loose.

This alarming news comes just 2 days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Cali's prisons are overcrowded and ordered state officials to reduce the population by 33,000!

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Lieu, who ordered the investigation, asked, "How can the public have confidence they can release 33,000 felons safely?"

Good question!

What do U think California should do to correct this mistake?

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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again!

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Good!

A parole board has decided not to release John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, after his interview that took place today via teleconference at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

It was Chapman's sixth appearance before the board since becoming eligible for parole back in 2000. He will be eligible once again in 2012.

The board wrote to Chapman that they remain concerned about "the disregard you displayed for the norms of our society and the sanctity of human life when, after careful planning, you travelled to New York for the sole purpose of killing John Lennon" and that "release remains inappropriate at this time and incompatible with the welfare of the community."

Thoughts?

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Go Yoko! John Lennon's Widow Wants Murderer Kept In Jail!

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It's a 20-years-to-life sentence. We're thinking she wants him in there for life!

And we don't blame her!!!

Next week, the man who killed the legendary John Lennon will be up for parole. As she has done for the last six times this has happened, Yoko Ono will oppose the release. Her lawyer explains that she has yet again sent a letter to the parole board, urging them to keep her husband's murderer, Mark David Chapman, behind bars.

In that letter, Ono wrote that if Chapman is released, "I am afraid it will bring back the nightmare, the chaos and confusion once again. Myself and John's two sons would not feel safe for the rest of our lives."

Poor thing! The woman has already lost her husband. She should loose her sense of security as well.

Besides, we can't even fathom the public outcry if this guy were allowed to walk the streets.

Keep him locked up, where he belongs!

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Mugshot Hall Of Fame

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Oh, boy.

This clown was arrested for a parole violation so he got to show off his lovely facial tattoos in his mugshot.

Seriously, dude!? The lipstick markings are overkill after that heinous lip tattoo!

HIGHlarious!

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Malcolm X Assassin Released

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Question is, was 45 years behind bars long enough to make up for what he did?

Thomas Hagan was the only person who ever admitted to being involved in the murder of the great civil rights leader, Malcolm X. Since 1965, he has been in jail, fulfilling his sentence, for a crime he admits was the deed of a young man who "acted out of rage on impulse and loyalty" to religious leaders.

Now, at age 69, he has finally been paroled and released, a decision that took 17 times for the courts to agree to and is highly objected to by groups dedicated to Malcolm X's memory.

Hagan has expressed constant regret for what he has done and now that he is free, he is hoping to use the master's degree he received in sociology while serving time to become a substance abuse counselor.

That's nice, but there are just some things can't be undone.

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