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Resource ID: #26704
Subject: Jails
Source: KING5 (Seattle)
Date: The series launched on February 24, 2014, with a total of 12 stories airing by November 5, 2014.



If an inmate breaks out of jail, it's usually front-page news. But all over Washington State, criminals routinely commit virtual jail breaks that are either ignored or undetected by authorities. KING 5 found numerous cases in which offenders released on electronic monitoring programs -- often known as home detention -- were “Home Free.” Some not only evaded the home-based punishment for their crimes, they were free to commit new crimes while they were supposed to be under state or local supervision.

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