Jarrod Bacon released 16 months early due to typo; error could lead to second statutory release

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WATCH: A typo in prison files will allow notorious gangster Jarrod Bacon to receive a statutory release, even though he was released once by accident. John Hua has the details – Feb 27, 2018

A notorious Vancouver-area gangster was released from prison 16 months earlier than he should have been due to a typo, according to Parole Board of Canada documents.

According to a parole board decision, file documents stated Jarrod Bacon was serving a sentence of seven years and two months when his sentence was actually nine years and two months.

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Bacon was granted a statutory release on Feb. 11, 2017 due to confusion over how much credit he received for time served.

According to the parole board decision, Bacon should have been released on June 14, 2018.

He was originally sentenced to 12 years minus time served.

Following his release last year, Bacon was arrested for breaking his conditions after he was found in a strip bar with a known criminal.

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Under the conditions of his statutory release, he was not allowed to be in any drinking establishment or to associate with criminals.

Documents show that Bacon essentially used the error as a defence, arguing that he couldn’t have breached his conditions because he shouldn’t have been out of prison at that time.

Bacon’s appeal was granted and the board’s decision to revoke his statutory release has been cancelled.

— With files from John Hua and Emily Lazatin

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