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The Lincoln man's violent past includes charges of burglary, kidnapping, rape and robbery. After being mistakenly freed and ordered back to prison, he sued the state; ultimately, he was paroled.


Bruce Caton

Sentence miscalculated by 5 years

Caton was originally imprisoned on charges including Burglary.

5 years
Oct. 27, 2004
Original release date
Oct. 23, 2013

Other convicts released early

  • Juan A Amador-Rosario

    Miscalculation: 1 year, 6 months

  • Jason R Foreman

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Penny Threats

    Miscalculation: 5 years

  • Thomas R Evans

    Miscalculation: 2 years, 6 months

  • Ronnie W Moody

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Terry Mcgee

    Miscalculation: 1 year, 6 months

  • Paciano Villalba Gallardo

    Miscalculation: 1 year, 6 months

  • Edward Smothers

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Read more World-Herald coverage of the prison scandal Full investigation

    Credits: Ben Vankat, Cody Winchester, Matt Wynn / Omaha World-Herald