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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

  • Cesar Vargas-Ramirez

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Wilson F Harper

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Richard Petit

    Miscalculation: 1 year, 6 months

  • Ronald Atwell

    Miscalculation: 1 year

  • William Ebert

    Miscalculation: 3 weeks, 2 days

  • Pierre Jones

    Miscalculation: 2 years, 6 months

  • Troy P Combs

    Miscalculation: 4 years, 11 months

  • Richard T Craven

    Miscalculation: 3 months

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

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