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Parolees Could See Early Release Soon

Parole agents will soon end their supervision of thousands of nonviolent ex-convicts nearly two years early under a policy that will take greater advantage of existing state law.

It´s the latest in a string of recent attempts to reform the state´s parole system.

Officials originally thought as many as 25-thousand ex-cons might qualify to end their normal three years of parole after just one year.

That would have saved the state nearly 60 million dollars next year.

Now they believe the numbers will be less than half that high as they weed out public safety risks.

The program will apply mostly to ex-cons who already receive minimum supervision — who often simply report by mail on their whereabouts and activities.