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Escaped prisoner recaptured

A prisoner at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) escaped from the maximum security wing of the penal installation, made it over the walls of the Fox Hill facility and enjoyed a few minutes of freedom before being recaptured last night, sources at the prison confirmed.

The incident occurred sometime after 7 p.m., a prison official who did not want to be identified, told The Nassau Guardian last night.

The prisoner in question was said to have returned from a court appearance a little earlier in the day.

It was unclear how the prisoner escaped
confinement or made it over the prison walls.

A guard who was patrolling the perimeter reportedly spotted the prisoner near the compound’s walls and called for backup.

The prisoner was reportedly back in custody shortly after he made it outside the facility.

He is reportedly a foreign man who is serving an eight-month sentence for overstaying his visit and working illegally.

It was reported that he was originally fined $2,000 for the offense but was incarcerated after he failed to pay the fine.

Prison Superintendent Dr. Elliston Rahming did not return messages left for him up to press time last night.

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