Robert Stevens, 58, is serving a six and a half year sentence for robbery. He was at a prison in Tortworth, South Gloucestershire, which apparently subjects inmates to constant torture, often at the hands of other prisoners. Stevens had had enough. He climbed over a wall on March 9 and remained at large for 20 days. When police finally apprehended him, he told them of the brutal conditions he faced while incarcerated. His lawyer, Jamie Porter, informed a judge about what Stevens experienced behind bars:
“He was in a very noisy wing where rap music was being played day and night.”
Judge Roger Jarvis was merciless:
He added: “The reason for your escape has been explained to me as your unhappiness at people who were with you in prison.
“I’m afraid that’s one of the prices people pay if they commit crimes and go to prison.
-via Dave Barry | Photo: Avon and Somerset Constabulary