Greek officials have suspended eight prison guards after two inmates staged a dramatic helicopter escape, the Greek Ministry of Justice said Tuesday. The guards who were suspended include two head guards, the Justice Ministry said. Officials suspended them while investigating their possible involvement in the escape, the ministry said
Greek officials have arrested a prison warden and suspended eight guards two days after the dramatic helicopter escape of two inmates. The justice minister is also cracking down on mobile phone use by prisoners, saying Sunday’s escape could have happened only with inside help.
The director of a maximum-security prison and two of his colleagues resigned Monday after two inmates escaped by helicopter. The Greek minister of justice, Nicholas Dendias, said he had asked for and received the resignations of the director, security secretary and head of inspection and control at Korydallos Prison, in a suburb of Athens. “The government will not tolerate the current situation,” he said in a written statement