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Official says release not sure for Homolka

The Globe and Mail
Tuesday, November 23, 1999

Offenders like Karla Homolka don't have the same automatic right as others to leave prison after serving two-thirds of their sentence, says Ole Ingstrup, commissioner of Correctional Services of Canada.

By law, criminals can leave prison after serving two-thirds of their sentence under statutory release. Ms. Homolka, imprisoned for her involvement in the rape and murder of two teenagers, is due for such release in July, 2001.

But Mr. Ingstrup said people like Ms. Homolka don't necessarily get statutory release because of the seriousness of their offences. His service will review her detention, and if it is considered likely she will commit a new offence, she may not be released on parole. CP

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