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Jweideh prison escapee apprehended in Aqaba

By Rana Husseini - Jan 27,2014 - Last updated at Jan 27,2014

AMMAN — Police on Monday said they are questioning a prisoner who was captured after he broke out from the Jweideh Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre (JCRC) on Sunday.

The inmate was arrested in Aqaba after a thorough investigation and search by a special police unit that was formed for this task, Public Security Department (PSD) Spokesperson Major Amer Sartawi said.

“We are questioning the inmate to determine how he managed to escape from the prison,” the PSD official told The Jordan Times.

Prison officials discovered that the inmate was missing during the morning count at the Jweideh correctional centre, which is located south of the capital.

The prisoner was detained at the correctional facility on charges of theft, according to Sartawi.

 

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