Thanks to a homemade ladder, dozens of inmates managed to climb a four meter long wall in the “Penitenciária Agrícola de Monte Cristo”, the biggest jail in Roraima state, located in Boa Vista city.
They were helped by the security flaws of the prison. For example, during the night all the cells are open, so they only had to force one door.
Security guards noticed the flight too late. When the arrive to the wall, many inmates had already gone. Nonetheless they could shoot and recapture two of them.
The surveillance video of the escape was registered during the night of June 7. Officials don’t know yet the exact number of prisoners that are missing. Most of them are members of the most dangerous criminal organizations of the state.