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A proposal would allow Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell to place inmates on supervised release within six months of their scheduled release to probation, but only during the peacetime emergency. In this photo, inmates make calls inside their cell block at Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater on Feb. 13. (AP file photo: John Minchillo)
A proposal would allow Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell to place inmates on supervised release within six months of their scheduled release to probation, but only during the peacetime emergency. In this photo, inmates make calls inside their cell block at Minnesota Correctional Facility Stillwater on Feb. 13. (AP file photo: John Minchillo)

Ombudsman: Set some prisoners free during pandemic

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Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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