A Dateline-worthy report from The Associated Press, according to NBC Bay Area, reveals that inmates "convicted of violent crimes are among those being freed early from California jails to save money, despite lawmakers' promises that they would exclude most dangerous prisoners and sex offenders." While a rape and/or murder conviction "forbids authorities from freeing prisoners early," criminals convicted of "assault with a deadly weapon, battery, domestic violence, and attacks on children and the elderly" have been released early before finishing their sentences.