A Butler County woman who pleaded guilty last year to assisting a drive-by shooter was granted parole, but she remains in state prison until she completes the early release process.
In May, Mackenzie P. Peters, 23, of Butler was sentenced to 18 to 72 months in prison for her role in a drive-by shooting. When Judge Timothy McCune sentenced her, she was deemed eligible for early release under the Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive.
Six months into her prison sentence, the state's parole board granted her an early release in November under the program.
Peters will continue to be held in state prison until she finishes the release process and receives release orders, according to a notice of the board's decision.
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