Greece’s prison break fallout

Greece’s prison break fallout


You know where the Obama administration shouldn’t send any Gitmo detainees? Greece.

That’s the only conclusion one can draw from the above video of two convicts escaping from a maximum security prison in Athens by rope ladder and helicopter. What makes it worse is that the same two guys — armed robber and kidnapper Vassilis Paleokostas and his Albanian sidekick Alket Rizai — escaped from prison in the exact same Jerry Bruckheimerish fashion in 2006.

Four prison guards have been charged with negligence and eight others suspended after the escape. The prison’s director has resigned. The manhunt for the two fugitives continues.

All in all, it’s not a great showing for the Greek justice system. This may even top the great jihadist toilet paper jailbreak that shocked Singapore last year.