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OC jailbreak: What the new escape video means for security at the prison




NBC4 obtained a video taken by the three men who escaped a maximum-security wing at an Orange County jail last year, using a contraband cellphone.
NBC4 obtained a video taken by the three men who escaped a maximum-security wing at an Orange County jail last year, using a contraband cellphone.
Screenshot from video as seen on NBC 4

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It’s been more than a year since three inmates escaped from a maximum security wing at the Santa Ana Central Men’s Jail in Orange County.

A week passed before the manhunt ended in San Francisco, where two of the inmates were captured. The third escapee turned himself in to local authorities. But a new video from a lawyer connected to the case was released this week to KPCC media partner NBC4. The cell phone video is shot in first-person by one of the three inmates who broke out of the O.C. prison, showing both the escape and the days following during their run.

The footage has one of the escaped prisoners, Adam Hossein Nayeri, debunking claims that the jail made about their escape. This has led to questions about jail security, and the transparency over what happened during the incident. Libby Denkmann speaks to reporters who’ve been following the story to find out more.

Guests:

Anh Do, reporter for the LA Times who covers Orange County and Asian American issues; she tweets @newsterrier

Jill Replogle, Orange County reporter for KPCC; she tweets @jillrep