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Innovative Officials See 12 Days of Xmas as Opportunity to Nab 12 Fugitives

Posted Dec 7, 2009 4:40 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Like law-abiding citizens, criminals also tend to contact their families during the holiday season.

So officials in Florida are hoping that this will be an especially good time to launch their new "12 Days of Fugitives" program, in an effort to recapture a dozen long-gone convicts, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

Those being sought "are among the oldest and most violent fugitives that have escaped from prison," spokesman Mike Morrison of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement tells the newspaper. "They include murderers, armed robbers, drug dealers. Some have been on the run for 30 years."

A photo gallery published by the newspaper provides images and criminal histories of the 12 fugitives being sought.

Earlier related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Fla. Deals Cold-Case Cards to Inmates"

ABAJournal.com: "New Players in Cold-Case Poker Game: N.Y. Prison Inmates"

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