Escaped Inmates Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker Back in Florida Department of Corrections' Custody

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:42 PM EDT
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New Details on Escaped Prisoners

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This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker. Walker and Joseph Jenkins were mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla., in late September and early October. According to authorities, the two convicted murderers were released with forged documents.

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FDLE on Forged Documents Used During Inmate Escape

FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey gave a press conference on Tuesday. Authorities in Florida say they are looking at several suspects in the investigation of two prisoners who escaped with phony documents, but so far they have made no arrests.

New Details on Escaped Prisoners

At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. NBC 6's Justin Finch reports.
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Two convicted murderers captured last weekend after being released mistakenly from prison are back in the custody of the Florida Department of Corrections.

A spokesman for the Orange County Jail in Orlando where they were being held says the transfer was made Wednesday afternoon. He provided no other details.

Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins were captured last weekend at a Panama City motel.

Authorities say they used forged court orders to get them released from the Franklin Correctional Institution in the Panhandle.

The forged orders cut their prison sentences from life to 15 years.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating who wrote the phony court documents and how they got into the judicial system.

Both men were convicted of murders in the Orlando area.

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