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Mistakenly released prisoner brought back to Louisiana

1 year 11 months 1 week ago Wednesday, October 07 2015 Oct 7, 2015 October 07, 2015 10:33 AM October 07, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

ANGOLA - Authorities say an inmate mistakenly released from prison and recaptured in Georgia was brought back to the Louisiana State Penitentiary late Tuesday night.

Benjuiel Johnson arrived shortly after 11:30 p.m. to resume serving his 2013 sentence for manslaughter after he waived extradition in a hearing last Saturday.

A paperwork error caused the Dixon Correctional Institute to release Johnson on Sept. 23 to another parish jail in order to face a charge there. He was able to bond out the following weekend, triggering a manhunt with a $2,000 reward for his capture. The Department of Corrections said tips led to an Atlanta hotel where Johnson was taken back into custody.

Johnson pleaded guilty two years ago to the shooting murder of Cordies Gales after a fight in Plaquemine.

The Department of Corrections said Johnson will likely be returned to Dixon Correctional Institute.

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