Recent Parolee Rearrested On 6 New Charges 10-20-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Recent Parolee Rearrested On 6 New Charges 10-20-2010

A parolee just released from prison in April is back in jail, suspected of breaking into a local home earlier this month.
Mid-Michigan officials say this is just another sign the state corrections department is releasing inmates too early.
Jason T. Shangle, 32, of Midland County, is a parolee charged with six felonies related to the break-in of a home in Swan Creek Township, and the theft of a rifle, jewelry, tools and cash that Saginaw County Sheriff's officials say was reported stolen.
Shangle was rearrested earlier this week after friends said he broke into their safe while they were letting him stay in their Swan Creek home.
He was sentenced on Feb. 29, 2008, convicted on two counts of possessing stolen property over $1,000 but under $20,000, as part of a plea deal.
According to online state Department of Corrections, he received a maximum of five years in prison and was released under supervision on April 27 of this year.
Sheriff's officials point out that Shangle is the seventh person this year to be re-arrested just in Saginaw County alone, after they were released from prison.
"The people of Saginaw County do not need to be victimized by these people," said Sheriff Bill Federspiel. Sheriff's officials said the state is doing this to save money, but that they are doing it at the safety of others.
A Michigan Department of Corrections spokesperson told TV5 on Wednesday that "we are doing what we can to ensure safety; there are people that will recommit crimes. To assert the state is letting prisoners out early is just wrong."
But the sheriff maintains that prisoners being released at their earliest released date are causing problems for law enforcement and the public at large.
Shangle is being held in the Saginaw County Jail on the charges listed above.
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