The police were busy Wednesday to find a 43-year-old sex offender, missing since Tuesday night of this establishment without walls and unique in France.
He did not answer the call Tuesday at 5.45 pm. A prisoner from the open Casabianda prison in Haute-Corse was actively sought by the police on Wednesday. A helicopter, riders of the gendarmerie or even pedestrian patrols tried to find this 43-year-old man. The trace of an escape is currently not preferred, according to the Bastia attorney, Caroline Tharot, which states that the prisoner simply "missed" the call. "All traces are exploited to locate it", the magistrate calls out figaro.
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The research promises to be difficult & # 39; difficult & # 39; Due to the more than 2000 hectares of this open prison, a source close to the file entrusts to the figaro. This center, unique in France, has no wall. During the day, the detainees can circulate as they wish and are simply subjected to a few checks and are tracked by about thirty supervisors. "It is a large farm with fields around it", sums up the same source. Concerning the wanted detainee, "it may just as well be a malaise, a kidnapping or an escape", it adds.
The wanted man served a sentence for sex offenses, as for two-thirds of the 194 detainees in the Casabianda Detention Center. He had been there for more than three years and was approaching his departure. "His behavior was not to blame, he was employed in prison work, as were the majority of detainees in this institution," said the South African deputy interregional director of prison services, Géraud Delorme, at AFP.
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Most of the Casabianda prisoners are either cattle farmers or plantation workers on the estate, located in the town of Aleria, 70 kilometers south of Bastia. In the case of bad behavior, the detainees are sent back to a traditional prison. No suicide or escape has been recorded since the transformation of the prison in 1949 into an open detention center.