Mistaken Release

February 2, 2013 - 6:31 PM
This photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows convicted murder Steven Robbins back in custody, Saturday Feb. 2, 2013, two days after a stunning series of errors allowed Robbins to walk out of a Chicago jail. The mistaken release of the prisoner, who was serving a 60-year sentence in Indiana for murder, focused attention on an antiquated corner of the criminal justice system that still relies extensively on paper documents instead of computers in moving detainees around and keeping tabs on their court status. Robbins, 44, put up no resistance Friday night as police burst through the door of a townhome in Kankakee, about 60 miles south of Chicago, where he was found watching TV, said Cook County Sheriff's Office spokesman Frank Bilecki. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Office)