The character released for Jesus is traditionally known as Barabbas (Mt. 27:16, 17). Some recent versions (TNIV, CEV, The Message), following the standard critical Greek text rather blindly, call the bandit 'Jesus Barabbas'. It is supposed that orthodox scribes omitted 'Jesus' from Barabbas' name for doctrinal reasons. But, alas, to hold this view one must believe that every Greek MS before the 9th century is corrupt at this point, for the earliest surviving Greek MS to read 'Jesus Barabbas' is Codex Coridethianus (Theta/038) from the 9th century!