AFP 26/07/2010 - On Saturday a 17 year old prisoner escaped from jail of Tours by removing the bars from his window and going through the main gate, said an official source. The prison management confirmed that there had been an escape Saturday morning but did not specify the conditions.
According to the union of prison guards (SPS), a majority in the house arrest of Tours, the prisoner watched the entrances and exits from his cell on the second floor overlooking the main entrance.
"Slipping between the frame and the bars of his window, the minor, of slight build, escaped from his cell in the morning and landed without difficulty between the two walls," said SPS in a statement. "He managed to pry the bars open..."
Doubtless using a safety net to cushion his fall, the prisoner then hid behind a tree near the main door and waited for the passage of a truck of the administration to take to his heels. "Slender", around 55 kilos, and "sporty", the young man had "carefully considered" his escape, the SPS added.