10/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huge Gaps In DNA Law As 50,000 Felons Missing From Samples

An estimated 50,000 felons have been released from Illinois prisons or county probation without submitting DNA samples as required by law, leaving a gaping hole in the 7-year-old program designed to link known criminals to unsolved crimes.

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