Monday, 25 August 2008

More jail for inmate over brief escape

A prisoner who escaped custody briefly while under guard at the Royal Adelaide Hospital has been sentenced to two years and three months' jail.

Three prison officers were supervising Bruce Allan Martin, 33, at the hospital in July last year after he fainted at Yatala Prison.

Martin escaped after he was allowed to go the toilet unsupervised.

He was recaptured minutes later, about 70 metres away in the x-ray department.

District Court Acting Judge Andrew Wilson also jailed Martin for 10 months for possessing a loaded firearm without a licence.

He set a non-parole term of 27 months for both offences.

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