Murderer climbs over prison walls – level 1

12-09-2023 07:00

Danilo Cavalcante is a murderer.  He kills his girlfriend in 2021. He is in prison in Pensylvania, the United States. He must stay in prison for the rest of his life. The man is 34 years old.

But Cavalcante escapes. He does something unusual to get out. He walks like a crab to climb two walls. He put his hands on one wall and his feet on another wall. Then he goes up to the roof. He gets through sharp wire. He does this just days after he comes to the prison. Police do not know where the man is now. Some people see him in the area close to the prison. The police say he is dangerous. They ask people to be watchful.

Another man does the same thing before. But the police catch him fast. The prison will make things safer now.

Difficult words: murderer (a person who kills someone), prison (a building where people who do something bad must stay), watchful (careful).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What methods have been introduced to ensure that prison escapes like Cavalcante’s do not happen again?


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