Months before two inmates escaped from a Franklin County prison, another inmate reportedly tried to do the same thing.
Forged court papers were allegedly filed for Gerald Joe in January.
He's serving a life sentence also at the Franklin Correctional Institution.
Joe was convicted of killing a man during a drug deal in 1999.
Documents bearing the signature of a judge reduced his 30-year sentence to 15-years.
A clerk reportedly became suspicious of the document's wording and alerted a supervisor.
The inmate wasn't charged in the incident.