Man Arrested Outside Prison - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Man Arrested Outside Prison

Published March 4, 2013

A man was arrested this weekend beside Litla Hraun, Iceland’s largest prison, while allegedly tossing drugs over the fence for an inmate, mbl.is reports.
Páll Winkel, Director-General of Prison and Probation Administration, has said he is aware that the point along the exterior fence where the instance occurred is known for smuggling contraband into the prison due to its location and proximity to the main building and area where inmates are able to spend time outdoors. He hopes, however, that this weak point will be eliminated when renovations to the prison are carried out.
“We want to ensure that the security fence will be far enough away from the prison building and outdoor recreation areas that smuggling will be virtually impossible,” said Páll.
Páll said that prison guards regularly keep an eye on the fence’s weak point and monitor all traffic outside of the prison. They also check on the recreational areas prior to allowing prisoners outdoors to ensure that nothing has been tossed over the fence. The incident this past weekend was caught on the prison’s surveillance cameras.

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