It is a run that has lasted for more than two weeks. The two detainees of Fleury-Mérogis (Essonne) who escaped during an outing in the forest of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne), on September 12, were "still wanted" this Tuesday, September 26, says the prosecutor of the Republic of Evry, Grégoire Dulin.
Asked about the case at the turn of the inauguration of a new administrative building at the prison of Fleury-Mérogis, Tuesday, the Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, preferred to kick in touch: "The Keeper of the Seals can not comment on a case in progress, from the moment the justice is seized. "
An urgent desire
It is that the escape of the two inmates is enough to embarrass the prison administration. That day, the duo, under the pretext of an urgent desire, distorted company to the two guards and three members of the prison integration and probation service, who were supervising eight prisoners. The group was in the vicinity of the Gorges de Franchard, in the forest of Fontainebleau.
An outdoor outing as it is organized several in the year for some inmates of Fleury-Mérogis. "This incident should not cast aspersions on all the rehabilitation work carried out," says a voice within the prison administration, which ensures that this kind of incident is "nothing exceptional" on a national scale. Detainees regularly do not appear at the end of their leave and are then sought by the police. "Zero risk does not exist," assured FO Justice delegate Didier Kandassamy shortly after the fact.
One was serving a sentence for sexual assault
The two detainees have different profiles. The first was convicted of drug offences and was due to be released from detention in 2024. The second was serving a sentence for sexual assault and exhibition until 2026. Since their "beautiful", it is the research brigade of the gendarmerie of Évry-Courcouronnes which is responsible for finding them.