Three guards of Arles prison were injured, one of which was “seriously” on Saturday afternoon by a detainee with a knife during a parlor, we learned from the Bouches-du- police. Rhône
“Two guards were slightly injured and another more seriously, but his life is not in danger”, indicated the departmental security of Bouches-du-Rhône, confirming information from Provence.
The entrenched inmate
The detainee is holed up in the visiting rooms, but he is not holding anyone hostage. Visitors who were there were evacuated, said the same source. A regional intervention and security team is on site.
The central house in Arles, which opened in 1991, accommodates detained persons sentenced to a long sentence or presenting risks. It is planned to accommodate 157 places.