Convicted murderers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins, who were both serving their sentences at the Franklin Correctional Institution in Florida, were mistakenly let free by authorities thanks to what Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews describes as "...fraudulent modifications that had been made to court orders."
Although Walker and Jenkins were released on Oct. 8 and Sept. 27 respectively, CNN reports that law enforcement only knew of the situation on Tuesday.
(CNN) -- 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."
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