Some Victim Notifications About Inmates Are Wrong

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Marshall Metz had served five years of a life sentence for murdering his wife when his stepson Jimmy Trout got a startling message from Maryland's automated victim-notification service: "This e-mail is to inform you that Marshall Metz has been released from custody." In fact, Metz had died, reports the Associated Press. It was a particularly distressing example of something that happens regularly . . .

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