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Former SLA radical to be released from prison


ST. PAUL, MN (AP) Corrections officials in Minnesota say that 62-year-old Sara Jane Olson can serve out her parole in St. Paul.

The former '70s radical will be released next week from a 7-year prison sentence in California for violent acts she was involved with as part of the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Olson was arrested in 1999 in St. Paul, where she had been living as a fugitive for 25 years.

A spokeswoman for the California corrections department says the agency will decide by next week whether to allow Olson to return to Minnesota during her parole.

A Los Angeles police union opposes letting Olson leave California.

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