Prison inmate mistakenly released back in custody

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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — The Michigan Department of Corrections says the prison inmate who was mistakenly released from a suburban Detroit jail is back in custody.

Johnny Rodgers was supposed to be returned to the state Corrections Department after appearing Wednesday in an Oakland County court. Instead, a jail officer released him.

The MDOC said in a news release that Rodgers is back in custody after his arrest Thursday afternoon. They added more details will be shared as they become available.

Rodgers was sentenced to at least seven years in prison last November after being convicted of attempted murder and other crimes in Wayne County. He was in an Oakland County court this week in a separate gun case.

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