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ERIC LICHTBLAU – Thousands Held in Federal Prisons for Too Long, Report Finds

More than 4,300 federal inmates were kept in prison beyond their scheduled release dates from 2009 to 2014 — some of them for an extra year or more, according to a report released on Tuesday that highlighted wide confusion in the prison system. The findings by the Justice Department’s inspector general are a potential embarrassment for the United States Bureau …