GRAND JUNCTION, CO – A woman made her husband return to prison two hours after he was mistakenly released due to a prison mix-up.

James Rynerson, 38, was being held in the Mesa County Jail on menacing, disorderly conduct and trespassing charges.

Another inmate, Marvin March, was temporarily placed in Rynerson’s cell while his own cell was under construction.

The jail’s staff neglected to note when March was moved back to his own cell.

So you can imagine the gears turning in Rynerson’s head when jail officials came to his cell — thinking he was March — to release him.

Rynerson decided not to tell them he wasn’t March and rolled with it. YOLO, right?

The jail staff didn’t bother to check his wristband or identification to confirm his identity, so not only was he released, Rynerson also collected March’s paperwork, debit card and leather jacket on the way out.

The jail didn’t realize their error until March asked them when the hell was he getting out.

But they didn’t have to search long as Rynerson turned back up at the jail two hours later. Turns out Rynerson went to his wife’s apartment after being mistakenly released.

After he explained to her what had happened, his wife drove his ass right back to prison.

“(Rynerson’s wife) told Inmate Rynerson he needed to turn himself in after he informed her he had been released under another person’s name,” a report said. “(She) convinced Inmate Rynerson to go back, and personally drove him back to the Mesa County Detention Facility.”

Unlike his wife, the Mesa County Detention Facility welcomed Rynerson with open arms — and then slapped some more charges on him. Aside from the charges that had him in jail the first time, he’s now facing charges of escape, forgery, criminal impersonation and theft.

Mesa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Henry Stoffel said procedures at the jail had been broken by the staff and that an investigation is ongoing to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Personally, I would have done the same thing as Rynerson — despite the absolute stupidity of it. You can’t win the lottery if you don’t play, am I right?

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