By James Buechele
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV/CNN) - Police don't know where two convicted murderers are after they were both mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla.
Kim Brannan lives just a half-mile from the Franklin Correctional Institution in Carabbelle. She found out about Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker being released just days apart.
"It could be very dangerous because there's a lot of older people that might not really take it as a big threat," she said.
The Department of Corrections says the two were released because of forged documents granting their freedom.
Reporter: "How does something like this happen?"
"Well this is an instance where the department received documents from the court. We initiated our typical procedure for an inmate release. The department followed our procedures and protocols to the letter, so in this instance the department didn't do anything wrong," said Misty Cash with the Department of Corrections.
Cash compares the forged documents to counterfeit money. You don't realize it until it's too late.
"You pass that $20 bill on, because by all appearances, it's a $20 bill," she said.
The FDLE is currently searching for the two men. As for the system, the DOC says they'll look into making sure there are changes.
"We're going to do whatever needs to be done. If anything needs to be done to make sure that public safety is number one," said Cash.
But for Brannan it's a situation that needed to be dealt with a lot sooner.
"They could still be here and you wouldn't have known to be aware of anything until today," said Brannan.
The two convicts still have not been found.