For the past 13 years, Christmas came early for a few thousand "guests" of the WA State Department of Corrections (DOC).
A few days before this past Christmas, news broke that the DOC released over 3,000 inmates early due to a computer glitch.
Governor Jay Inslee declared this was totally unacceptable and that they were working to locate offenders who need to complete their sentences.
At least three of these prisoners are believed to have committed new crimes.
Here's a DOC Early Release Error Timeline for a quick reference to this fiasco.