60 inmates escape from Jambi prison,
The Jakarta Post, Kuala Tungkal, Sun, January 20 2013,
Sixty inmates escaped from Kuala Tungkal Penitentiary in Jambi at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Prison warden Budi Priyanto said on Sunday that six escapees had been recaptured while 54 others were still at large, tribunnews.com reported.
The inmates escaped during the distribution of afternoon meals, Budi said. The guards opened the doors in all blocks simultaneously before the distribution of the food. Sixty inmates had allegedly planned their escape and took the opportunity to immediately flee.
The inmates rushed to the prison’s unguarded southern gate, forcefully opened the door and quickly disappeared inside a vast oil palm plantation in front of the prison.
Budi attributed the escape to a lack of guards patrolling at the time. Only five guards were guarding the 288 inmates on Saturday.
“We have to admit that we lack human resources. Saturday is also a day off for some of us,” he said.
(Allemachies, me thinks the cooking must have been pretty awfull! perhaps the cap-cai was prepared a couple of days before) siK.