Five inmates escaped the San Felipe prison in Puerto Plata
PUERTO PLATA. – Moments of tension have been lived around 3:30 pm today in the Correction and Rehabilitation Center San Felipe in Puerto Plata, when five inmates (prisoners) escaped despite the existing of extreme surveillance there.
Residents in the vicinity of the jail heard few incessant shots made by several agents of Correctional Supervision and Treatment ( VTP ), armed to the teeth, they allegedly chased the escaped prisoners.
In the grounds of Montemar project there is a residential area located in front of the public prison of Puerto Plata, was observed high mobility of prison officers and members of the National Police, who were trying to capture the inmates who escaped under the nose of their custody .
So far it was not possible to obtain the identity of the escaped inmates, as it was impossible to communicate with the Corrections and Rehabilitation Center San Felipe, where more than 600 men are imprisoned, who are convicted of various crime, which include several highly dangerous subject.
This is the fifth time that a prison escape happens in the prison of Puerto Plata, which was the first in the country to implement the New Model Prison conducted by the Directorate General of Prisons, the Attorney General of the Republic and the Commission for Judicial Reform Dominicano.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
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