The State of Florida needs our help as they have went and mistakenly freed two convicted murderers from prison and have since realized that they went and pulled a “Florida.”
Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, are considered “escapees” by authorities. So lets learn how these two criminal masterminds pulled off their Shawshank Redemption escape Florida style…
The two men separately strolled out of the Franklin Correctional Institution in North Carrabelle, Florida (panhandle) “in accordance with Department of Corrections policy and procedure,” according to Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews. Say whah!?!
“However, both of their releases were based on fraudulent modifications that had been made to court orders,” Crews said. Oh okay — wait, whah again!?!
Walker was mistakenly freed on October 8 while Jenkins unintentionally got out on September 27. Law enforcement only learned of the situation on Tuesday. The forged orders are believed to have originated in Orange County, Florida.
Walker was serving a life sentence on a second-degree murder conviction after deputies stated he gunned a man down in 1999. Jenkins was in jail on a 1998 first-degree murder conviction. In addition, he’s been charged with home invasion, burglary and armed robbery in the past.
Capt. Angelo Nieves of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said, “Where are they? What are the circumstances? What’s going through their minds regarding that walk off? Currently, we believe these people to be dangerous. They’re out. We want to let them know that they should turn themselves in.”
While the hunt is on for Walker and Jenkins, there’s also an investigation underway as to how a mistake this extreme could have happened in the first place.