Tuesday, 05 June, 2012 | 16:33 WIB
WAMENA PRISON BREAK SEES 42 DETAINEES ESCAPE
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Forty-two detainees AT Wamena Penitentiary in Jayawijaya, Papua, escaped on Monday, June 4, 2012, at about 18:00 hours Central Indonesia Time (WIT). These convicts got away after maltreating two guards, Eko Arif and Fadli. Both were injured. "There were 42 who got away in total. According to information, they beat up the wardens and escaped. Police are in pursuit of them," said Papua Deputy Police chief Brig. Gen. Paulus Waterpauw to Tempo Monday night.
He said the Wamena prison was inhabited by 97 inmates. The prison is not far from the Jayawijaya Police Station. [Police] are chasing them. On technicalities, the prison authorities or police over there will explain the matter," he said. Police did not go into detail as to what the convicts who escaped were in prison for. They might still be in town. Some others could've fled into the jungle." On April 14, 2009, 28 convicts in the class II B LP, Wamena, also got away after climbing over the prison's back walls. They scaled the high walls one after the other.