Prison overcrowding has forced the early release of hundreds of criminals back into the population of Metro City.

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Prison overcrowding has forced the early release of hundreds of criminals back into the population of Metro City. This explains the increase in violent robberies since the early releases began.

Which of the following, if true, jeopardizes the conclusion drawn in the argument above?

A. The prisoners released early were first time offenders who had never committed violent crimes.
B. The parole board that released the criminals was under significant pressure to do so.
C. All prisoners released early are required to report to probation officers.
D. In an attempt to lower the incidence of violent crime, police officers will work overtime.
E. The population of Metro City would like to stop the early release of any criminals.


OA A

Source: Princeton Review