"Doing it like in the movies"

Report reveals the Hollywood-grade ingenuity and bravado of six inmates who escaped from a Regina prison last year

Inmates dug through a wall with nail clippers for four months last year, shielded from view by fellow conspirators playing cards, to escape from the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre last August, a Saskatchewan government report released yesterday says. “We didn’t think we would get away with it,” one of the six says. “We started working on it. It was something to do and we just kept at it. When we didn’t get caught, we picked our night and just went.” The report describes the correctional workers, meanwhile, as too busy backbiting and surfing the Internet to notice: the inmates had been gone an hour before guards realized they were gone.

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