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Judge Rules Law Banning Late Evening, Early Morning Release Of Inmates Unonstitutional

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For approximately five years, from 2004 until 2009, the city prohibited individuals from being released from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. from the city's jail facility in southeast D.C.

If officers didn't finish processing a person's release paperwork until late, individuals were stuck overnight.??

City officials had defended the 10 p.m. cutoff, saying it protected the individuals and the community. ??

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said the practice was unconstitutional and called the cutoff law "shocking."

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