WTF: Man Gets 15 Years for Breaking Back into Prison


Okay some stories are just plain unbelievable and this fits right into that category. Couldn’t he just move to another state? He really thought the jail was the safest place?

via Reuters/Newser

(Reuters) – A Florida man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to break back into the jail where he had been held following his conviction in a manslaughter case, local media reported on Wednesday.

A judge sentenced Sylvester Jiles, 25, to the maximum 15-year penalty on Monday after his conviction earlier this year for the attempted break-in at the Brevard County Detention Center, the Florida Today newspaper said.

He apparently feared violent reprisals from family members of the manslaughter victim and suffered severe cuts when he tried scaling a 12-foot-high (3.65-meter) barbed wire fence to break into the jail.

The newspaper said Jiles had been released on probation from the jail a week before he tried to force his way back inside.

(Reporting by Tom Brown; Editing by Sandra Maler)