8 November 2012

Liberia: 11 Inmates Escaped Harper Prison

Maryland County — Eleven inmates have escaped from the Harper Central Prison in Maryland County. The inmates broke jail last week at about 5:30 p.m. local time.

Correction officers at the central prison declined to comment on the issue and said authorities of the Liberia National Police in Harper are investigating the matter to establish the cause.

Eyewitnesses told this paper that about two correction officers were on duty prior to the jail break.

The eyewitnesses said they saw many of the inmates crossing the road, jumping between houses while escaping the area.

This is the third jail break of inmates at the Harper central prison. It can be recalled several inmates escaped from the prison but were rearrested.

Prison break has become commonplace in Southeastern Liberia. Last October 22 convicted prisoners broke jail and escaped but 18 of them were re-arrested and remanded to jail while remains at large.

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