(CBS DETROIT) – The family of a man mistakenly released from prison is now speaking out.

The Michigan Department of Corrections says 31-year-old Talleon Brazil was wrongfully released from a facility in Ohio last month.

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His family says they saw him walk free and thought he was until they received a call.

“They said you are free to come and get him and he is free to walk out the door once bond has been made. We heard about it through a phone call, they said he was on the news,” said Brazil’s mother Wanda Clarke.

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A Michigan Department of Corrections spokesperson said Brazil knew he still had to serve time.

Brazil is back in custody and serving time for robbery, gun and drug-related charges.

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