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Prison agency changes policy after killers released

10:30 AM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. -The Corrections Department in Florida is changing its early release policy after two killers escaped with bogus documents.

Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said Friday prison officials will verify with judges -- and not just court clerks -- before releasing prisoners early.

The change comes four days after authorities discovered murderers Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker walked out of a Panhandle prison based on fake paperwork.

Read Walker's forged documents | Read Jenkins' forged documents

Authorities say the early release orders for both prisoners had forged signatures of a judge. Authorities are still searching for Jenkins and Walter, both 34, who were serving life sentences for separate murders.

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