Five Prisoners Escape from Brazilian Prison

SAO PAULO – Five prisoners at Brazil’s Public Prison at Salto, in the interior of Sao Paulo state, escaped through the wastewater pipe system leading from their cell, local television reported Sunday.

The inmates escaped after removing the toilet and using the plumbing system as a tunnel to work their way to the rear area of the jail, just two meters (yards) from their cell, where they were able to use several sheets tied together to climb down to street level, Globonews reported.

Police said that the Salto prison is one of the country’s smaller correctional facilities where there is no prisoner overcrowding and at the time of the escape it housed just 48 men.

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