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Monitoring case raises issues of who controls inmate’s fate

A case involving a convicted embezzler could resolve whether a sentencing judge has any say about the early release of a state inmate for home electronic monitoring. Judith Brumfield of Gretna was convicted in 2006 of stealing from her employer, a local contractor. Sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to repay $80,000, she asked ...

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