[Ed. note: Warden: “My bad!”]
A Florida prison accidentally released two inmates from a Panhandle prison who are convicted murderers, according to published reports.
An employee who answered the phone early Thursday at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carrabelle, Fla., said she was not allowed to comment on the situation.
Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, apparently walked out of the facility separately “in accordance with Department of Corrections policy and procedure,” CNN quotes Department of Corrections secretary Michael Crews as saying. “However, both of their releases were based on fraudulent modifications that had been made to court orders,” Crews said.
Walker was freed on Oct. 8 and Jenkins on Sept. 27, CNN reports. Both are former residents of Orlando.
An online search of Florida Department of Corrections inmates lists a Charles B. Walker, also 34-years-old, and indicates his release date is “pending” and that “A release date will be established upon completion of further review or audit.” The record indicates it is current as of Wednesday and that Walker initially came into the system on April 16, 2001. The record also says Walker was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder.