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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.