WI Inmates Erroneously Released Based On Fake Release Records


Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch says his agency erred by releasing two inmates, killer Jimmy Baldwin, 32, and carjacker Eddie Evans, 57, who were using fake release records. “It was a huge mistake that these individuals were allowed out,” Raemisch said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The agency has taken steps aimed at preventing similar escapes. When a prison receives court records modifying an inmate’s sentence or calling for his or her release, he said, officials will look up online records and call the court clerk to confirm the information. He called the fake records springing Evans and Baldwin “good forgeries.”

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