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Man paroled 22 years after questionable conviction

An investigation by Times Herald-Record reporter Christine Young into the questionable handling by police and prosecutors of a 1987 New York City murder has led to the prison release of a man convicted of the crime. Lebrew Jones, who spent 22 years behind bars for a crime he maintained he did not commit, has been released on parole. Jones - with an IQ of 66 and described by psychologists as "suggestible" - was released on his first eligible chance. That early release, described as "basically unheard of," was due to Young's reporting, Jones' lawyers said.

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