suie e cendres
18/07/2011 - HUY - Two prisoners escaped after having taken hostage two guards with a cutter knife. They were working in the workshop of the prison, took the two guards hostage and forced the others to open all the gates. Outside the prison, they released one guard, taking the other one to his car. With him and his car, they drove away to Charleroi where they eventually released the guard. The escaped prisoners are 24 and 23 years old and were condemned to long sentences (13 years for armed robberies and theft with violence).
The guards went on 'minimum service' to protest against the violent escape, which means no prisoner gets visits, walks, showers or other activities.
Andenne - Guards taken hostage; failed attempt to escape prison
19/07/2011 - ANDENNE - In the early morning, a prisoner tried to escape. He took two guards hostage threatening them with a self-made bomb. The prisoner got to the front of the prison, but there police officers managed to arrest him. The incident caused further unrest in the prison.
Just as their collegeas from Huy where the day before two other prisoners escaped, the guards on their side decided to go on "minimum service", which means no showers, no walks, no visits, no activities for all the prisoners.