It just proves what all the statistical data gathered over the years have demonstrated: Once a jailbird, always a jailbird.
Only the four inmates who broke out of the Holmes-Humphreys County Correctional Facility in Lexington, Miss., on Monday may have set a record for recidivism. The men were barely over the wall before they burglarized a Dollar General store less than a mile from the prison.
But what they did next was even more surprising. They retraced their steps and succeeded in sneaking back into prison undetected!
It wasn’t that they missed the comforts of home away from home. Rather, they returned to fence their ill-gotten gains, which included cigarettes, cigarette lighters, cell phones, and other items that are at a premium when you’re locked up.
“You already in jail, but you want to break out and break back in?” said Lexington Police Chief Robert Kirklin, according to MS News Now. “That is just something. I heard it all.”
The four men, Levontaye Ellington, Travis Baker, Maurice Robertson, and Jacquiez Williams, have all been charged with commercial burglary.