A prisoner escaped from Teramo prison during the night. External help with a drone is suspected to facilitate the escape of the man, of Albanian nationality, and now wanted throughout Abruzzo.
“The help of a drone is suspected for the delivery of useful tools with which the Albanian prisoner carried out the night-time escape from the Teramo prison. The discovery of the escape only occurred this morning”, reports Gino Ciampa of the FP CGIL penitentiary police for Abruzzo.
“At the moment the recordings of all the cameras of the Teramo penitentiary are being examined to try to understand the exact dynamics of the escape carried out by the Albanian prisoner – continues Ciampa – restricted for common crimes, who escaped from prison this night penitentiary. From initial analyses, the delivery of instruments by drone may have been fundamental.”
“If the version that sees the use of a drone for tonight’s escape were confirmed – adds Mirko Manna of the national management of the FP CGIL penitentiary police – we would once again find ourselves faced with clear proof of the technological delay with which the Penitentiary police are forced to work to guarantee the safety of Italian prisons. The devastating mix of staff shortages and failure to adapt technologies is creating an unequal confrontation between those who have committed crimes and the penitentiary police who have the task of ensuring the expiation of the most serious sentences in prisons”.
“The delay – concludes Manna – is not only technological, but also due to attention on the part of the Government which continues to advertise improvements citing the purchase of truncheons, shields and anti-cut gloves for the penitentiary police, while weapons, drugs and tools for escapes arrive with drones.”