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Man Gets 15 Years For Trying to Break Back Into Jail 36

Posted by samzenpus
from the you're-doing-it-wrong dept.
25-year-old Floridian Sylvester Jiles needed a safe place to hide after being released from prison so he chose the safest place he could think of, jail. Jiles accepted a plea deal on a manslaughter charge after the 2007 shooting death of a 19-year-old, and was sentenced to eight years of probation. Three days before his release Jiles begged officers to take him back in custody, because he feared retaliation from the victim's family. When they denied his request, he tried to scale a 12-foot fence at the detention center. He was arrested and convicted of trespassing on jail property and resisting an officer. A judge sentenced him to 15 years in prison for violating his probation on Monday.

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Man Gets 15 Years For Trying to Break Back Into Jail

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  • So to punish him for climbing the fence they opened the gate?
    • I like the fact that the sentence for climbing a fence is close to double the sentence for manslaughter. Broken society FTW!

      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        Actually, if you read the submission closely, he was convicted for breaking his probation (which states you have to keep a clean nose for the entire time, even a trespassing charge is a no-no). Though doubling the original sentence is retarded.

        • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

          by SQLGuru (980662)

          It's almost like they are rewarding his stupidity by giving him exactly what he wanted even though originally they didn't want to give it to him.......

  • Blocka (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward

    I used to live in the county that man was in. The jail system is so messed up down there. First off the prisons are all private which means they get their paycheck from the state for every inmate they hold for over 24 hours. This might be OK for the state for economical reasons but its the judges that are the owners of the jails. I did some research after sitting in jail for 57 hours for a speeding ticket also my mother practices law down there and tells me this is true. They find lots of ways to keep peo

    • I used to live in the county that man was in. The jail system is so messed up down there. First off the prisons are all private which means they get their paycheck from the state for every inmate they hold for over 24 hours. This might be OK for the state for economical reasons but its the judges that are the owners of the jails. I did some research after sitting in jail for 57 hours for a speeding ticket also my mother practices law down there and tells me this is true. They find lots of ways to keep people around for as long as possible. Its in the best interest of the whole judicial system down there to have as many inmates as possible.

      Oh god. I had always thought that privatized prisons were certainly going to lead to increased incarcerations, but now we can see the proof. These "Wars on X" are really just wars on the people.

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