Escaped Canadian Prisoner Didn’t, Actually

from the not-quite-freedom dept.

From Reuters Oddly Enough (via Yahoo News) comes the story of Raymond Tudor, a Canadian double murderer serving time in the Drumheller medium-security prison in Alberta (guess he didn’t murder anyone too important). Two months ago Tudor disappeared, and authorities assumed he had escaped. Turned out he hadn’t, though; he was hiding out in the prison’s ventilation ducts (shades of Star Trek: The Original Series). He lost 30 pounds over the course of his almost-but-not-quite escape. I can’t help but wonder what sorts of conversations he had with himself during that time, as to the philosophical nature of freedom, and the extent to which he was actually experiencing it.

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