Sara Jane Olson is settling in and trying to restart her life in St. Paul after serving seven years in prison for her attempted police car bombing and participation in a bank robbery. Olson was part of the Symbionese Liberation Army and was sentenced for her crimes in the 1970s.
So how does a longtime fugitive live while on parole? Simple rules need to be followed. It's like being grounded with a babysitter for the next year, but she still has a fair amount of freedom to get back to living a semi-normal life.
Olson, 62, met with her parole officer Thursday to get the specifics of her parole time.
She can't move homes or travel outside of the state without permission from her parole officer. She can't have firearms, must follow the law and not use or possess intoxicants, says the Star Tribune.
Olson's mandatory meeting in St. Paul "went very well," said county Corrections spokesman Chris Crutchfield, who outlined the conditions of her parole. In addition, California requires that Olson have no contact with former members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the 1970s guerrilla group she belonged to. Nor can she have contact with any of the SLA's victims or their families.