Sara Jane Olson

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Ex-SLA Leader Released From Prison

'70s radical Sara Jane Olson caught in '99; some say got off easy

(Newser) - The strange saga of Sara Jane Olson, from ‘70s agitator to bank robber to housewife, ended today when she was released from prison in California after serving seven years, CNN reports. Olson, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army—best known for kidnapping Patty Hearst—fled in 1976 after... More »

Error Sends Former Radical Back to Jail

5 days after Olson's release, prison officials cite clerical mistake

(Newser) - Five days after her release from prison, police today re-arrested a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army and said she had to serve another year. Authorities said they made a clerical error and freed Sara Jane Olson too soon, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Olson, 61, had served six... More »

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