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Tunnel discovered at Stillwater Prison

The Pioneer Press has reported that official at the Stillwater Prison discovered an escape tunnel late Wednesday morning. Though they are remaining tight lipped when it comes to details about the tunnels construction they are assuring the public that all all prisoners are accounted for and that there is no present danger.

The tunnel which was discovered beneath a storage facility at the rear of the prison was apparently a long way from completion. The distance between the building where the tunnel was discovered and the prison wall is roughly 50 to 60 feet. Officials didn't release just how long this tunnel was, but said that it had a long way to go before it was complete.

Despite the fact that the tunnel was discovered in its early stages of construction the prison still plans on implementing new security measures to prevent attempts such as this in the future.

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