2 murderers mistakenly freed
MIAMI — The state of Florida is asking for help in locating two former prison inmates that they realized should still be current inmates.
Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, both 34, are considered “escapees” by authorities, but their prison break wasn’t exactly a scene out of “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Walker and Jenkins — both convicted murderers — separately walked out of the Franklin Correctional Institution located on Florida’s panhandle “in accordance with Department of Corrections policy and procedure,” according to Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews.
Authorities would not elaborate further.
Law enforcement learned of the situation Tuesday.
Walker, who was freed October 8, and Jenkins, freed on September 27, are both former residents of Orlando, and the Orange County sheriff’s office worries both may have returned.
“They committed violent crimes,” Capt. Angelo Nieves told CNN. “The best thing for them to do is to turn themselves in.”
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