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Former SLA Member Sara Jane Olson to Leave Prison

After 7 years, Sara Jane Olson, now 62, is leaving prison. She's scheduled to return to Minnesota on parole, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty is trying to block that and force her to remain in California.

As I wrote here, Sara Jane Olson is not a yo-yo and they should stop treating her like one. Here are some older posts I wrote on Sara Jane's life in prison, on how her prison term got extended and how the extension was later thrown out.

Here's more on her guilty plea to the second degree murder charge. And from CNN on her re-arrest after being paroled the first time.

Unless Minnesota is unable to supervise Ms. Olson, she should go back to Minnesota where her family is. The Governor and the police organizations need to get off her case. It's not up to them, nor should it be.

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Sara Jane Olson Taken Back to Prison, Clerical Mistake

I mentioned yesterday that Sara Jane Olson, aka Kathleen Soliah, the former SLA member (think Patty Hearst) was paroled from prison after serving a six year sentence.

Turns out, the California Department of Corrections says they made an error calculating her release date and she still has a year to go on her sentence. They re-arrested her at LAX last night and she's back in custody.

That just sucks. Sorry, there's no other word for it. Check out these older posts I wrote on Sara Jane's life in prison, on how her prison term got extended and how the extension was later thrown out. Here's more on her guilty plea to the second degree murder charge.

Her lawyers intend to take the matter to court, saying she doesn't deserve to be treated like a yo-yo. I totally agree.

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