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Jail Authorities Mistakenly Early Released 3,200 Prisoners due to a Silly Software Bug

Jail Authorities Mistakenly Early Released 3,200 Prisoners due to a Silly Software Bug

December 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Washington State Department of Corrections (DoC) is facing an investigation after it early released around 3,200 prisoners over the course of 13 years , since 2002, when a bug was introduced in the software used to calculate time credits for inmates' good behavior. The software glitch led to a miscalculation of sentence reductions that US prisoners were receiving for their good behaviour. Over the next 13 years, the median number of days of those released early from prison was 49 days before their correct release date. "This problem was allowed to continue for 13 years is deeply disappointing to me, totally unacceptable and, frankly, maddening," Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement . "I've [many] questions about how and why this happened, and I understand that members of the public will have those same queries." What's the Bug and How did it Remain Undetected for 13 Years? The issue lies in DoC software that is
Lulzsec hacker Jeffrey could face Life Imprisonment

Lulzsec hacker Jeffrey could face Life Imprisonment

November 28, 2012Mohit Kumar
Lulzsec Hacker , Jeffrey Hammond faces a potential prison sentence of more than 30 years if found guilty of all charges filed against him. U.S. District Court chief judge Loretta Preska, who presided over a bail hearing for Hammond want last week. Hammond was also charged with using some of the stolen credit card data to help make $700,000 in unauthorized charges, and accused of participating in a hack of the Arizona Department of Public Safety website. " In early May 2012, a federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment in the case against alleged LulzSec and Anonymous leaders, accusing Hammond of masterminding the LulzSec and Anonymous attacks against the website of Stratfor (a.k.a. Strategic Forecasting), beginning in December 2011. " Informationweek said . " At last week's hearing in a Southern District of New York federal courtroom, Hammond's defense attorney, Elizabeth Fink, suggested that the FBI may have used entrapment to catch her client,
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