Y2K bug adds 100 years to Italian jail sentences

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Monday January 3, 6:30 am Eastern Time

Y2K bug adds 100 years to Italian jail sentences

NAPLES, Italy, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Millennium bug computer glitches added a century to some Italian jail sentences and knocked 100 years off others on Monday, forcing court officials to close administrative offices while the problems were solved.

Officials in a court in the southern city of Naples found that prisoners looking forward to release next Monday had, according to their computer records, been detained 100 years too long and should have been released on January 10, 1900.

Others whose sentences were due to have ended in December 1999 could look forward to another century behind bars, while those awaiting hearings also had an extra 100 years to wait.

``The offices are closed due to computer systems problems,'' a sign stuck to court offices read on Monday.


-- Linkmeister (link@librarian.edu), January 03, 2000.

Damn, talk about getting tough on crime!!

-- King of Spain (madrid@aol.cum), January 03, 2000.

Aw hell, they deserved it anyway.

-- Bad Company (johnny@shootingstar.com), January 03, 2000.

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