LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An investigation is underway at Metro Corrections after an inmate was mistakenly released earlier this week.
Investigators said Donald Bryant, who was in jail on a bench warrant for possession and a probation violation, was somehow able to blend in with inmates being out-processed from the jail Wednesday.
Bryant was arrested Thursday and charged with escaped. He has since been released on his own recognizance and was ordered to participate in the Metro Corrections day reporting program along with the home incarceration program.
Metro Corrections released the following statement:
"On August 15, 2012, Inmate Donald Bryant, while awaiting classification and housing, was able to blend in undetected with a group of inmates being out-processed and was released in error. Most importantly, Director Bolton reports Mr. Bryant was returned to custody by Metro Corrections officers the following morning and charged with Escape."
"Corrections Director Mark Bolton reports any time there is a break down in the release process is one occurrence too many."
"Director Bolton has ordered an immediate review of the Metro Corrections release protocols and has ordered an internal investigation into staff responsible for the error."
"Mr. Bryant was booked into Metro Corrections on Wednesday, August 15 by Metro Corrections HIP staff on a bench warrant for Possession of a controlled substance and Probation violation."
"Mr. Bryant was arraigned this morning in District Court and released on his own recognizance on the Escape charge and ordered to report to the Metro Corrections Day Reporting Program along with return to the Home Incarceration Program."
"Metro Corrections books and releases over 45,000 people annually."