Mistakenly released Jessup inmate captured in SE Baltimore

Police said burglary, theft convict freed two years early due to paperwork error

  • Sierra Scipioni was mistakenly released early from Jessup, and police have a warrant out for her arrest.
Sierra Scipioni was mistakenly released early from Jessup,… (Handout )
December 20, 2013|By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

A woman who was mistakenly released from a Jessup women's prison earlier this month was captured Friday morning in Southeast Baltimore without incident, officials said.

Sierra Scipioni was serving two concurrent sentences of 18 months and six months for first-degree burglary and theft, respectively, in the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women starting in June 2012. The theft conviction was a 10-year sentence with all but six months suspended, and it included two years of supervised probation.

After she had served almost eight months on the first-degree burglary conviction, Scipioni was paroled in March, but returned to prison in October, after violating her probation.

She also violated parole on her June 2012 theft conviction, and was sentenced in November to an additional two years.

But due to a paperwork mix-up in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services' Commitment Office, that additional sentence never hit the books. She was released on Dec. 3 after her initial sentence was up.

Police said she was found by a DPSCS enforcement team and taken into custody without incident.



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