4 inmates accidentally released near Atlanta

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JONESBORO, Ga. --- Authorities are investigating how deputies mistakenly released four inmates - including one on the sheriff's most-wanted list - from the Clayton County Jail recently.

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough has not named the inmates. But he says one of those released is accused of armed robbery. One of the others faces child molestation charges.

Kimbrough says a 30-day investigation revealed his supervisors weren't noticing deputies not following procedures. He says failures to do things like fingerprint incoming inmates means some inmates gave fake names and they were released using those names.

He says officials are "absolutely disgusted." Three of the four mistakenly released inmates are back in custody.

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crackerjack
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crackerjack 06/14/10 - 10:55 pm
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Another case of Keystone Cops

Another case of Keystone Cops in the Atlanta Area!

rmajor
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rmajor 06/14/10 - 11:36 pm
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Ok. I have to log off now.

Ok. I have to log off now. This has really made my stomach sick and my head ache! Lord have mercy!

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 06/15/10 - 05:17 am
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Ah-h-h, our tax dollars at

Ah-h-h, our tax dollars at work. I hope the officers have the protection of a good union so they won't be held responsible. It's the American way.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/15/10 - 06:13 am
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The supervisors need to be

The supervisors need to be fired for failure to supervise.

Nativeson1
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Nativeson1 06/15/10 - 06:55 am
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No what's the American way is

No what's the American way is people complaining about every single thing and not doing anything to help a situation...What turns my stomach is thinking about how low the pay is for our folks in public safety, who are held in the highest of standards, yet we will pay millions to atheletes and hold them to the lowest of standards...Mistakes in protocol were made/not followed, and those who messed up will be disciplined...So those in the peanut gallery please chill out....

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