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After 32 years of calling jail a home, Gilles Meloche fled from Montée St-François Institution, a minimum security federal prison in Laval, Sunday night.
How the 56-year-old managed to escape continues to leave a rather large question mark across everyone’s face, though Correctional Service Canada (CSC) intends to
“review the circumstances surrounding the incident and will take necessary measures to address any safety and security issues resulting from this incident.”
Did I just say that they don’t know how he escaped? Oh, I’m sorry. Please let me rephrase that. He walked out right the door…
56-year-old Gilles Meloche was noted as missing Sunday, October 7th, 2012, from Montée St-François Institution in Laval during a regular 10:45pm head count.
During his absence, Meloche turned to Claude Poirier, with Le Canal Nouvelles (all-French television network), Wednesday morning from an undisclosed location to hold an extensive on-air phone interview. The two have known each other for several years, though I doubt anyone was expecting this.
Meloche confessed that he was/is extremely frustrated after being rejected for parole multiple times. He assured Poirier that he had not committed any crimes since fleeing prison, nor did he plan on doing so in the future. Meloche said he was running low on medication for his tumors, and was simply desperate to see his children. Determined to spend Christmas on the other side of the bars this year – all he had to do was simply push open a door that had been left unlocked.
Police officers managed to soon track down Meloche, where he was arrested and brought back to prison Wednesday afternoon.
However, prison-mate Philippe Pelletier remains on the run. As of this moment, I have yet to find a photograph of the prisoner, therefore a describe will have to suffice.