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Rebecca Skloot is a freelance science writer and New York Times bestselling author. However, she is also a proof-reader. In March 2014, she had tweeted about a mistake in a New York Times article, published on 20th January 1853, and related to a violinist's kidnapping from Washington county. The paper promptly issued a correction giving due credit to Rebecca.

How was the mistake pointed out by Rebecca connected to a decade-plus confinement?

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