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15 sex offenders immediately released after court ruling

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DES MOINES (AP)--The Iowa Department of Corrections says 15 Iowa sex offenders must be immediately be released after a pair of Iowa Supreme Court rulings.

In the ruling, the court overrode corrections officials interpretations for earned time for inmates.

The rulings say the earned time can't be taken away from the prisoners who refuse to participate or fail sex offender treatment programs if their crime happened before January 1, 2001.

Governor Chet Culver has directed corrections officials to notify victims of the releases and ensure that the offenders have been registered on the state's sex offender registry program.

 

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