‘In for life: out on parole’, violent predators released early into our community
SEATTLE- When you hear someone has been sentenced to life in prison, you would think that means someone being locked up forever. That's not true here in Washington state. There are more than 250 violent “lifers” locked up who have the chance to be released. We learned about this fact a few months ago, when we profiled the release of child rapist and attempted murderer Donald Hooper, who was sentenced to life, but then paroled.