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Washington state officials say at least three prisoners who were released early because of an error committed crimes when they should have been in prison. Washington state officials say at least three prisoners who were released early because of an error committed crimes when they should have been in prison.
OLYMPIA, Wash. -

Washington state officials say at least three prisoners who were released early because of an error committed crimes when they should have been in prison.

During a conference call with reporters Thursday, officials from the Department of Corrections could not say whether those prisoners have been re-arrested. They also didn't release specific information on the new crimes, saying they were working to confirm the information.

Corrections officials say the three are among 27 others who need to be arrested and returned to prison because of an error the agency made on calculating sentences.

Gov. Jay Inslee said this week that he ordered immediate steps to correct the longstanding computer glitch that has led to as many as 3,200 offenders getting released early since 2002. Five prisoners have already been re-incarcerated.

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