Two inmates accidentally released are back in jail

Chester Irons (left) and Ronald Johnson (right) (Provided Photos)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Officials at the Marion County Jail say two inmates accidentally released this week, are both back in custody.

Chester Irons and Ronald Johnson were both back in custody Friday afternoon.

Authorities revealed the mistake on Thursday.  Irons and Johnson were arrested two weeks ago.

Irons faces several charges including criminal confinement and battery. Johnson is charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Authorities blame the mistake on the transition to new criminal justice software. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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