Man Gets 15 Years for Breaking Into Prison
Fear of reprisal from manslaughter victim made Florida man want back in
By P.Cash, Newser User
Posted Mar 24, 2010 11:34 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Mar 24, 2010 12:18 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Brevard County Sheriffs Office shows Sylvester Jiles, who was sentenced Monday, March 22, 2010 to 15 years for violating his probation by trying to break into jail.   (AP Photo/Brevard County Sheriffs Office)

(User Submitted) – Usually prisoners get in trouble for breaking out of jail, but not Sylvester Jiles. He was sentenced to 15 years for breaking back in. The 25-year-old Florida man was put on seven years probation after being convicted of manslaughter, and was released from the Brevard County Detention Center. However, once out on the street, Jiles was so scared of reprisal from the victim's family, he begged the facility to take him back. They told him no and advised him to file a police report.

Rebuffed, Jiles tried to force his way in, but managed to scale only one of two barbed wire fences, suffering deep cuts in the process. In the end, a judge sentenced him to the maximum of 15 years for the attempted break-in. Read the full article.

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Mar 25, 2010 1:05 PM CDT
Sure.... forget the victims family's reprisal. Stick him back in so we can pay for him for the next 15 years.
Mar 24, 2010 7:35 PM CDT
There's easier ways to get into prison. Less painful ways. Actually, being black, the cops probably WOULD make it pretty painful
Mar 24, 2010 6:24 PM CDT
And now we will continue to pay 40k a year in taxes for him to live a life of no work, free meals, and probably gets basic cable ... and he WANTS it. Anyone see a problem here?