A man sentenced to serve 60 years for murder was mistakenly released from a Chicago jail last week. Steven Robbins of Indiana was sentenced to sixty years in 2002 for the murder of a Kentucky man. Since that time he was also charged with drug and violence crimes.
When Robbins recently went to court the new charges were dismissed and then he was released. According to news reports there was no mention of Robbins sentence in his paperwork.
Robbins was taken back into custody after he was caught at a friend’s house.
This is not uncommon for a jail to make a mistake with the paperwork. Sometimes they release people they are not supposed to and other times they keep people in jail longer than they should. I have come across the same problem in my time practicing law. A client of mine was mistakenly released from a county jail, when he came to court he was placed back into custody.
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