News24

Brazil prison goose alarm

2011-08-11 22:21

Sao Paulo - An overcrowded prison in northeastern Brazil has added a new layer of security against escapes: two geese.

Sobral prison warden Wellington Picanco tells the G1 news website the geese make a lot of noise when they sense "strange movements".

He says the geese roaming the prison grounds also will help alert guards to the outbreak of violence among rival gangs at the overcrowded facility.

The prison was built to hold 153 inmates. It currently holds 255.

Calls to the prison for more details went unanswered.

Comments
  • daaivark - 2011-08-12 08:10

    So when someone escapes it's one wild goose chase?

  • Observer - 2011-08-12 08:55

    "Calls to the prison for more details went unanswered." - News24 phoned the prison to get further details? Uh, yea, of course they did. More like a copy-paste job with no editing (again).

      daaivark - 2011-08-12 10:23

      Inmates had all flown the coop.

  • BRAD24 - 2011-08-12 10:18

    Bheki,employ some geese to watch over prisoners @ court.No more escapes.

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-08-12 11:02

    if only we had the geese they could of stop the suspect bank heists from escaping

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