About 200 inmates are still at large after a mass prison break at an overcrowded prison on Indonesia's Sumatra Island, officials say.
Yusti, whose son was imprisoned in the prison, had to pay 7 million rupiah (about 525 dollars) to the prison guards to have his son moved to a cell in the second floor for corruption case inmates where he belongs to.
According to I Wayan Dusak, the country's director general of prisons, 447 inmates escaped from Sialang Bungkuk Prison in Pekanbaru.
Scores of inmates fled the Sialang Bungkuk prison in Pekanbaru, the capital of the Riau province, Friday following clashes with prison guards, authorities said.
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They reportedly tore down a gate near a mosque in the complex after being allowed out of their cells to pray.
Authorities launched a massive manhunt and about half had been recaptured by Saturday evening, but security forces were still hunting for the rest, local police spokesman Guntur Aryo Tejo said.
Some surrendered while others were captured by police or residents, Tejo said.
Hundreds of police officers and military personnel have now been deployed to guard the prison.
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Citizens around the prison panicked and tried to help the police arrest the prisoners who ran to residential and plantation areas.
Various officials have said the prisoners were angry about poor conditions and treatment. 'The prison capacity was actually for 300 inmates, but now it is inhabited by over 1,800 inmates, ' they said, adding that the other factor was the troubled clean water supply for the inmates.
Jailbreaks are common in Indonesia, where inmates are held in often unsanitary conditions in overcrowded prisons.
In July 2013, about 240 prisoners, including several convicted terrorists, escaped following a deadly riot at a prison in Medan, the capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra Province.
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