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Prisoner mistakenly released 7 years early

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HURON, S.D. (AP) - Officials say a paperwork error allowed a prisoner to walk free from the South Dakota penitentiary, seven years ahead of his scheduled release.

Luis Barrios-Perez was serving time on two separate convictions. One was a six-year term for sexual exploitation and distribution of cocaine, the other a seven-year stint for possession of marijuana while on parole.

Officials say Perez served the six-year term, but court documents for the seven-year sentence were not delivered to the prison. Perez was released.

Beadle County State's Attorney Mike Moore said his office made a mistake. He says they are following all leads to find Perez and bring him back to prison.

Officials say Perez is not considered dangerous.






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