Australian man escapes from jail using bed sheets

2015-08-18 09:19

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Sydney - A prisoner escaped from Australia's toughest maximum-security jail Tuesday after tying bed sheets together to climb over a wall, a report said.

Stephen Jamieson, aged 28, serving a 12-year sentence for armed robbery, escaped from Goulburn Jail shortly after midday from a small secure exercise yard with a method that could have been stolen from an old movie.

"He was able to get out of that exercise yard and then he had a range of bed sheets that he tied together and was able to swing them over the wall to then effect his escape by scaling that wall," Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Severin told the broadcaster ABC.

Jamieson was in segregation after he was suspected of digging the start of a tunnel that was discovered under a cabinet in the prison workshop.

Goulburn Jail, 200km south west of Sydney, holds some of Australia's worst criminals including the backpack serial killer Ivan Milat.

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