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Prisons release offenders early all the time. Overcrowding is one of the biggest reasons and “Big Mike” Lapointe apparently is one of the biggest overcrowders. As a matter of fact the Quebec judge that let Lapointe out did so because the jail couldn’t find a table or chair big enough for the 450-pound drug gang member.


Michael Lapointe was arrested in September 2006 and received a five year sentence in May of 2008, with time served. Lapointe has described his time in prison as being a ‘living hell’. 

Huh, I didn’t think that prison was supposed to be like a visit to the Bahamas myself.
A letter from the parole board to Lapointe said “You have been detained for more than 25 months and your prison conditions are difficult because of your health”. They also cited the refusal of two different jails to take in the man. As a result he was freed Tuesday.
From what I have been able to ascertain thus far he is NOT a violent offender and he feels that he has paid for his mistakes and just wants a normal life. Let’s all hope he can succeed in it.
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