John Hinckley

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The family of former President Reagan is expressing disappointment over a judge's decision to allow John Hinckley some unsupervised visits with his parents.

Federal Judge Paul Friedman agreed to the half-dozen, 12-hour visits off the grounds of the mental hospital Hinckley has called home for more than 20 years.

Hinckley has lived at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington since 1982. He was acquitted by reason of insanity for shooting Reagan, press secretary James Brady and two federal officers outside a Washington hotel.

Nancy Reagan issued a statement saying her family continues to fear for the safety of the general public.