11/09/2012 03:54 EST | Updated 01/09/2013 05:12 EST

Government launches review after inmate released early from institution

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The New Brunswick government has launched a review of its correctional services after an error led to the early release of an inmate last month.

The Department of Public Safety issued a statement Friday saying the inmate was released Oct. 15 from the Saint John Regional Correctional Centre.

The inmate was arrested by Saint John police on an unrelated matter Nov. 4.

Public Safety Minister Robert Trevors said the inmate was released in error, but he didn't offer further details.

Trevors says a review of all case files and quality assurance processes is underway.