Ohio Prisoner released by mistake, returns to seek drug treatment

Prison cell, Photo Date: August 28, 2014 / Source: Pixabay via MGN
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who told jailers he should not be released is back at a county jail in Cleveland.

Cleveland.com reports 36-year-old Francisco Cruz called a Cuyahoga County judge after his release from the county lockup last week and asked how he could return to jail.

A state prison term for drug possession and domestic violence ended Oct. 2, the same day Cruz was sentenced to a community corrections facility for another drug possession conviction. He was released despite telling officials he was supposed to remain in jail until his transfer to the other facility where he could receive drug treatment.

Judge John Russo called the facility on Cruz's behalf and learned it only accepted inmates from jails.

Cruz met with his parole officer Thursday and is back in prison.

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