UPDATE 4.27.18: The DC Department of Corrections has confirmed that the notification sent to members of the community with an early release date for Barry Freundel was sent in error, and they are investigating how that happened.
Freundel's lawyer confirmed to the Washington Post that the notification did not reflect any actual change in his sentence.
UPDATE 4.26.18: The following message was received at 1:40 p.m. April 26:
"This notification is from the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.
The offender for whom you registered, BERNARD FREUNDEL, with the DCDC number 346271, is scheduled for release from the Correctional Treatment Facility on 8/21/2020."
Information as to whether the Aug. 21, 2018 release date sent in notifications to members of the community by the DOC on April 25 was a typographical error or reflected some sort of change in Freundel's sentence will be shared as soon as it is available.
Barry Freundel, former rabbi of Kesher Israel in Washington, D.C., was sentenced to six and a half years in prison in 2015 after pleading guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism. As of the time of this paper going to print on April 26, there is an as-yet unconfirmed report that Freundel will be released early, in August 2018.