If you're going to do jail time in Afghanistan the prison in Kandahar is probably your best bet. Because as long as you can withstand some (alleged!) torture, you might get a reduced sentence before you even know it. Al Jazeera reports that around 500 men escaped from the prison last night and this morning through a 350-meters-long tunnel. A Taliban spokesman told the Times that 541 escapees were a mix of commanders and fighters, and that "they are all in safe havens."
While that's an impressive (and disturbing) feat the numbers are nothing compared to the last time a major escape happened there. This is the same prison where, in 2008, Taliban fighters and suicide bombers staged a jailbreak that freed around 1,150 prisoners and killed 15 guards.
[AJE; image via AP]