From Iceland — Escaped Prisoners Apprehended

Escaped Prisoners Apprehended

Published February 17, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Rutepwiki/Wikimedia Commons

Both men who escaped from Sogn prison in South Iceland have been apprehended and are back in custody.

Vísir reports that the two were found and detained separately. The two escaped from Sogn on Monday morning, and one of them was caught that afternoon. The second was found and arrested this morning, and is reportedly on his way to solitary confinement at Litla Hraun prison (shown above).

As reported, one of the escapees is one of the prisoners who escaped from Kvíabryggja prison last summer. However, neither of the prisoners, who are both about 20 years old, were considered dangerous.

Sogn is not exactly a difficult prison to escape from. It is known as an “open prison” – there are no fences keeping prisoners in, and inmates are simply expected to respect the wishes of prison authorities to stay within the facility and not make a run for it.

Despite this, escapes from Sogn are rare. However, prison breaks in Iceland are generally rare, as there are few places a person can hide from the police once on the outside.

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