After winning parole in May, American citizen and New York native Lori Berenson was sent back to prison on a technicality in August. She's spent the last 15 years in prison for her participation in a foiled terrorist plot to take the Peruvian Congress hostage in the mid-'90s, and prosecutors claim she still has links to the Tupac Amaru rebel group that planned the attack. Yesterday her parole was restored, and the AP reports she "slipped out a prison's side door and back to freedom." Well, sort of.

Berenson is still prevented from returning home to the U.S., and many Peruvians want her to complete her 20-year term. In May, she apologized in an open letter to Peruvians for any hurt she may have caused, but prosecutors are still pushing for Berenson to return to prison, and argue that she has not fully qualified for parole. Whether she gets sent back to jail or not, she must remain in Peru until her full sentence is served, unless President Alan Garcia decides to commute it. In an interview in September, Garcia seemed inclined to do so, telling CNN, "Berenson is not a threat to Peru. That's over. It's part of the past. How much can Peru really fear a woman who spent 15 years in prison? She has a little boy, and that moves me a lot."