An inmate mistakenly released from prison is back behind bars after turning himself in Thursday.
Hafit Martinez-Hipolito was freed from the Fayette County jail on July 22, when his brother Socrates was scheduled to be released.
Fayette County jail spokeswoman Jennifer Taylor said in a press release that an investigation determined that a court processing officer, working by himself due to staff shortages, pulled the wrong file.
The release goes on to explain that a releasing officer and supervisor failed to adhere to standard policy by not crosschecking the release.
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"All three officers will be appropriately reprimanded in accordance with our personnel polices and procedures," Taylor said.
Hafit Martinez-Hipolito turned himself in at 4:10 p.m. Thursday and was booked on the same charges he was originally booked for — fourth degree assault and retaliating against a witness.
No additional charges will be filed against him for his wrongful release.
The press release did not say whether Socrates Martinez-Hipolito was released as he was supposed to be. The release also did not say why Hafit Martinez-Hipolito turned himself in.
Taylor could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday night.