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.
"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.