CONVICTS ESCAPE SISIKA'S DUNGEONS
PRISON IS A CAGE OF WILD ANIMALS.
CRACK OF RIFLES HEARD FOR MILES.
ESCAPEES FLEE VIA BOAT.
Sisika Penitentiary is a well-known cage, filled with men who resemble wild beasts; seething, taciturn and surly. In a premeditated action, some of the striped felons broke free of their cages. The precipitated panic that ensued resulted in a gun fight with the guards.
A man and woman assisted the escape of one felon as convicts wrenched the iron doors from their cells and a volley of bullets flew in every direction, killing convicts and guards in equal numbers. The interior was left a mass of ruins as the savages and animals were eventually rounded up and returned to their dungeons.
Prison Governor Heston Jameson said the prisoner escaped via a waiting boat that whisked him and his accomplices away. Jameson says several days prior to the panic a flying balloon was seen high overhead, now thought to have assisted in the breakout. Several of the men confined on the island believe their sentences to be unfair as they were given multiple years for desertion during times of war. It is unknown how many died during times of war. It is unknown how many died as prison officials are still putting together an official report and tally.