Escaped inmates no longer in Orange County jail
Charles Walker to be returned to Franklin County prison
The two convicted Florida murderers captured after being mistakenly released from prison are no longer at the Orange County jail, officials said Wednesday.
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Orange County Corrections Department said Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins are back in custody of Florida Department of Corrections but would not specify where exactly due to security restrictions.
Walker was told Wednesday during his first appearance at the Orange County Jail in Orlando that the paperwork was in place to send him back to the Franklin Correctional Institution. He was not granted bond.
That's the prison Walker walked out of within the past month with the help of forged orders that cut his prison sentence from life to 15 years.
Walker was captured last weekend at a Panama City motel, along with another convicted murderer who also was released from prison with the help of forged documents.
A judge has signed an order to send Walker and Joseph Jenkins back to the prison.
Authorities say at least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork.
FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey said they are now trying to track how forged documents moved through the system and the operation of the Orange County clerk's office significant focus of investigation.
Bailey said the FDLE is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those assisting the escaped killers forge release orders. Crimestoppers is offering an additional $10,000 reward.
Newly released court records also indicate several people, including the state attorney and clerk of courts, knew several months ago that an inmate had tried to escape using forged documents.
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