Computer Glitch Keeps Inmate in Prison for Five Extra Months

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  1. Megalith

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    A glitch in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) computer system kept an inmate in prison for five extra months. Human error was also involved. Kentucky resident David Reyes was supposed to be released on September 25, 2016, but was only set free on February 13, 2017, after his family hired a lawyer who filed a grievance against a judge.

    According to an LMDC internal audit obtained by Louisville news outlets, a glitch prevented the IT system from saving Reyes' new release date to the prison's database. Human error also played a part. Prison supervisors sent a notification that the system was not saving information correctly, telling data entry operators to double-check the data they entered in the system.
     
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  2. SticKx911

    SticKx911 [H]ard|Gawd

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    They probably go with "whoops" here, but had the glitch fallen in the other direction they would have hunted him down like a wild animal.
     
  3. almalino

    almalino [H]ard|Gawd

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    Ex-inmate probably has a chance to win millions from the case?
     
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  4. WorldExclusive

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    Probably needed him to stay a bit longer to meet the capacity quota.
    Have to make those slav....errrr.....stock owners happy.
     
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    BloodyIron [H]ard|Gawd

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    Honestly, if you were the one filling the info, would you really have double checked it saved right? Probably not.
     
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    katanaD Limp Gawd

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    well.. those license plates dont make themselves...
     
  7. Twisted Kidney

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    Hey, anyone can make a mistake.

    That's why we have prisons.
     
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    thewooster Gawd

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    Maybe a bank system can glitch somewhere and just give me millions without the first part ;).
     
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    Why couldn't the jail notice that his 353 sentence was completed and ask why they hadn't received a "Get out of Jail" notice for the guy? Or isn't the length of sentence part of the Jail's database? How hard is it to code three fields, Date inmate arrives, Planned length of stay, Scheduled release date with sanity checks on all three?

    Yep, someone has some explaining to do. But it probably won't be a Director that is fired, it will be the poorly trained data entry clerk.
     
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  10. tangoseal

    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Statistically he was just going to be back in jail within 36 hours of release. Not really a big deal but still the law is law.
     
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    Got a link to back that up?
     
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    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    I watch so many prison documentaries... name one and thats your source.

    Don't like reality... don't chastise me.
     
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    http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Adult_Resear...ts/ARB_FY_0809_Recidivism_Report_02.10.14.pdf

    Statistically, many who do get out have a significant chance to reoffend, but there are so many factors that weigh into whether or not that happens.
     
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    <FDIV PTSD Intensifies>
     
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    Yes and no, they released this guy by mistake, 90 years too early. A Judge ordered him released again. Of course he wasn't just a criminal but he was a Cuban national illegally in the country so now they are going to deport him instead.

    Yep, someone has some explaining to do. But it probably won't be a Director that is fired, it will be the poorly trained data entry clerk.[/QUOTE]

    Karma is a bitch.
     
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    Read the article, all your questions will be answered (y)

    But if after having read said article, you still have questions, I'll do what I can to answer them for you.
     
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    Translation: We are entering things into the system wrong, but we don't want to admit it.