Toulon woman who made false Amber Alert now out on parole

By WEEK Producer

September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM CDT

TOULON, Ill. -- A Stark County woman sentenced to prison for abandoning her baby in ditch is out on parole.

The Illinois Department of Corrections offender register shows Kendra Meaker, 20, was released on Friday.

In March, a Stark County judge sentenced Meaker to three years in prison for putting her three week old daughter in a ditch on a rural road, then telling authorities the baby was kidnapped at a post office.

The child was found alive and has been in the custody of Meaker's parents.