December 6, 2013
QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - A woman who was a fugitive for decades has
been released from prison in north Florida.
Paula Carroll had escaped from an Ocala prison more than 34 years ago, and she was sentenced to one year and one day for the escape. She was released Friday morning from the Gadsden Correctional Facility.
The Florida Parole Commission voted in September to parole her from the five-year sentence she received in 1975 for buying, receiving or concealing stolen property. Carroll escaped after serving two months of her original sentence and was not recaptured until April 2010.
She lived for years in Melbourne as Sharon Brown, volunteering for the Boy Scouts and local public schools. Carroll is married with three sons and eight grandchildren.
Information from: Florida Today, http://www.floridatoday.com
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