Man Gets 15 Years for Breaking Into Prison

Fear of reprisal from manslaughter victim made Florida man want back in
Man Gets 15 Years for Breaking Into Prison
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)

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. (More Florida stories.)

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