Man mistakenly released from Hamilton jail now in police custody

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Published March 14, 2023 at 1:26 pm

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An administrative error is being blamed for the wrongful release of an inmate at Hamilton's Barton Jail. The man is has since been located.

Police announced on Tuesday that the search for a fugitive who was released from the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre by mistake has ended.

They say Shawn Delaney has been located and is in police custody.

The Hamilton Police Service notified the public last Thursday that Delaney, 45, was improperly released from Barton Jail due to an administrative error two days prior.

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Location of Barton Jail in Hamilton (Google Maps)

Information regarding Delaney’s charges and sentencing were not provided; however, it was confirmed that he had not served his full sentence prior to being released.

Police said Delaney was “aware of the error and actively evading police.”

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