TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Parole Commission has finalized the release date of a Melbourne woman who escaped from an Ocala prison 35 years ago.
The panel Wednesday voted to free 56-year-old Paula Eileen Carroll on Nov. 9. The panel earlier agreed to parole her from a five-year sentence she received in 1975 for buying, receiving or concealing stolen property.
Carroll still faces a possible one-year, one-day sentence for escape, but her lawyer told Florida Today the commission also could parole her in that case.
Carroll escaped after serving two months of her original sentence and was not recaptured until April of this year. She lived for years in Melbourne as Sharon Brown, volunteering for the Boy Scouts and local public schools.