Faulty Control Panel Leads to Inmates’ Escape, Beer Run


Four inmates were charged with escape and bringing alcohol
into a jail after a faulty control panel failed to alert
jail officers that cellblock doors were left unlocked, the
Associated Press reports. Two inmates left the jail
through a fire exit door, which was propped open with a
Bible, and created a hole in a fence. They walked to a
nearby market, bought beer and returned to the jail to
share it with fellow prisoners. Two other prisoners left to
buy more once the suds ran out.

The inmates wore street clothes, as the jail doesn’t have
enough orange prison garb to dress all inmates. Authorities
estimate more than two cases of beer were brought into the

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