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Serial Stowaway Gets Early Release From Jail

Marilyn Jean Hartman was released from jail three days after being ordered to serve 177 days behind bars



    Serial Stowaway Gets Early Release From Jail
    Booking photo of Marilyn Hartman from a previous Bay Area arrest. Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport arrested her again Monday night, Aug. 4, 2014.

    A serial stowaway who was sentenced this week to nearly six months behind bars for violating her probation was released from jail Saturday.

    Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was released just after 6 p.m. from Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood because of jail overcrowding, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

    Sheriff’s officials said the decision to release Hartman was based on a formula that includes severity of crime and length of sentence.

    Sheriff’s officials planned to inform Los Angeles International Airport police about Hartman’s release.

    On Wednesday, a judge ordered Hartman to serve 177 days in jail for wandering through LAX terminals on Aug. 7 after being told the previous day to "stay away from LAX" and placed on 24 months probation.

    Hartman was first arrested Aug. 4 at Los Angeles International Airport after Los Angeles police say she got through security at Mineta San Jose International Airport and boarded an LA-bound flight.

    Hartman has previously breached security at San Francisco International Airport and has a history of trying to get on flights without a ticket, officials said. She had at least seven encounters with police at SFO and was arrested four times, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.