Those faulty locks at the Worcester County Jail that allowed prisoners to leave their cells have still not been fixed.
County officials discovered the problem six months ago that allowed the inmate to move about in the holding area.
Kim Moses, a county spokesperson, told the Salisbury Daily Times that there had been delays due to retrofitting issues forcing the contractor to reshape the steel locks.
It was back in November that Warden Garry Mumford told county officials of the deficient locks and had been hoping to get the problem fixed by January.
Now, county officials hope to have the lock fix done by the end of the month.