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CLEVELAND (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about inmate DNA samples, The Associated Press erroneously reported the status of more than 300 offenders identified in 2012 as not having DNA on file with the state and needing resampling. Not all of them were released in 2012; some remain incarcerated, according to the state prisons department.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Officials acknowledge they may never know how many people were released from Ohio prisons without having their DNA entered into databases that could help link them to other crimes.
The state Attorney General's office says more than 300 offenders were identified in 2012 as not having DNA on file with the state and needing resampling.
The Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland reported Tuesday that that includes only the ones who were in prison or on parole when officials began trying to figure out whose DNA was missing.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says some of those offenders remain incarcerated.