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Wisconsin Governor Repeals Early Release Program: The Associated Press reports Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed a bill that will end an early release program put in place two years ago. The program, proposed by former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, allowed well-behaved inmates to move onto extended supervision sooner. About 500 inmates have been released through the program between October 2009 and March 2011.

Illegal Re-Entry Top Federal Crime: Poder 360 has this report about a study by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of Syracuse University which indicates the most common federal charge in the U.S. involves illegal immigration. Justice Department data shows during the first half of Fiscal Year 2011, prosecution for the crime of illegal re-entry into the U.S. made up almost one quarter of all federal prosecutions and almost half of all immigration prosecutions. Illegal entry is the second most common immigration crime.

Facebook to the Rescue: Terra Sullivan of KXAN (TX) reports that Renny Harvard, 32, is facing second-degree felony charges of robbery by assault after he was identified by his alleged victim on Facebook.  Harvard met the victim at a low income housing organization while she was counting money from a recent fundraiser.  Pretending that he was deaf, he wrote a note asking the woman for water.  When she returned from retrieving the water she saw Harvard grab some money and her car keys.  The two struggled but Harvard managed to escape.  The woman did provided the police with the description of Harvard, who had a unique arm sleeve tattoo.  After later seeing Harvard's picture on Crime Stoppers advertisement she discovered he had a Facebook page with several photos of him.  After she notified the police Harvard was arrested.

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