MASON CITY, Iowa – A man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill a 16 year old girl was let out of prison after serving less than a year of his sentence, and now, he’s off parole.
Alan Cannon was sentenced to five years in prison in March of last year, after he plead guilty to solicitation to commit murder, but Cannon served only 10 months of that, and was then off parole in July.
Local Attorney Richard Piscopo tells us, this is actually pretty common in Iowa, especially when it comes to five year sentences.
“If you’re sent to prison for five years, its up to five years. Technically the minute you walk into prison you’ll be eligible for parole, unlike in California where you have to do a certain amount of time.”
Piscopo says once on parole, good behavior always plays a key role. Cannon is from Clear Lake.