|Published:||Oct 18, 2013 11:15 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 18, 2013 11:15 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Corrections Department in Florida is changing its early release policy after two killers escaped with bogus documents.
Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said Friday prison officials will verify with judges - and not just court clerks - before releasing prisoners early.
The change comes four days after authorities discovered murderers Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker walked out of a Panhandle prison based on fake paperwork.
Authorities say the early release orders for both prisoners had forged signatures of a judge. Authorities are still searching for Jenkins and Walter, both 34, who were serving life sentences for separate murders.
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