Second escape from Afghan jail

The Kandahar jail that Canadian authorities helped rebuild following a mass jailbreak in 2008 experienced another massive security breach on Apr. 25, CBC News reported. The Sarposa prison, which Canada poured $5 million into for upgrades, restorations and staffing, saw over 480 prisoners escape through a 300-metre-long tunnel from one of the cells to a nearby house. Some of the inmates had been given keys, and security did not discover the breach until a half hour after it occurred.

Published: Wednesday, 04/27/2011 12:00 am EDT

The Kandahar jail that Canadian authorities helped rebuild following a mass jailbreak in 2008 experienced another massive security breach on Apr. 25, CBC News reported. The Sarposa prison, which Canada poured $5 million into for upgrades, restorations and staffing, saw over 480 prisoners escape through a 300-metre-long tunnel from one of the cells to a nearby house. Some of the inmates had been given keys, and security did not discover the breach until a half hour after it occurred.

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