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Manhunt Underway For Two Korydallos Prison Escapees

Two prisoners from Athens' Korydallos high-security prison of broke out in the early hours of Wednesday, forcing the Greek capital's police authorities to launch an extensive manhunt to locate and arrest the inmates, who are Albanian nationals. The two Albanians were...

'Shots Fired' as Prisoners Try to Escape Greek Police

    Gunshots were reportedly heard in downtown Athens on Friday as two prisoners tried to escape police custody during a transfer. Media reports say the two men -- both Georgian nationals arrested in Greece on burglary charges earlier this month --...

Prisoners and Police Officers in Greek Detention Centers Suffer from Tuberculosis

Several prisoners and police officers in Greece have been found infected with tuberculosis. The Greek Center of Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has stated that it is launching a program to vaccinate convicted prisoners, immigrants held in detention and police...

Prisoners Held in Greek Police Stations

Facing overcrowding in prisons, Greece is keeping many of those convicted of crimes in police station holding cells or detention centers. The newspaper Kathimerini said that many are being held for up to four months until spots open for...