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Olson to be released from prison, again

March 16, 2009 11:03:24 AM PDT
A former member of the radical group that kidnapped Patty Hearst and attempted to bomb LAPD patrol cars is being released from prison.Sara Jane Olson is scheduled to be released from the California Institute for Women on Tuesday.

Olson was a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s. She was a fugitive for 23 years after attempting to kill L.A. police officers and participating in a deadly bank robbery near Sacramento.

She was finally caught in Minnesota in 1999.

Olson was mistakenly released early last year and sent back to prison.

Two Republican lawmakers in Minnesota say they'll propose a resolution on the House and Senate floors that would urge California not to send Sara Jane Olson to the state for her parole.

The resolution urges California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to keep Olson in California.

The lawmakers along with members of the St. Paul Police Federation say Olson should stay in California because that's where she committed the crimes. But they acknowledge that Minnesota can't keep her out.

The Legislature is expected to take up the resolution later Monday. Olson is scheduled to be released Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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