American Man Escapes From Bali Prison

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FILE – In this June 19, 2017, file photo, prison officials walk in front of the main entrance to the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. An American citizen detained for a drug offense escaped Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, from the overcrowded and under-staffed Kerobokan prison on the Indonesian resort island. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

December 11, 2017
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An American man held on drug charges in Bali is on the run after escaping from a notorious prison on the Indonesian island.

Christian Beasley broke out of the Kerobokan Prison Monday morning with a fellow inmate, who was re-captured immediately.

The inmates reportedly sawed through a ceiling before climbing over a prison wall.

Indonesian authorities arrested the 32-year-old for drug possession back in August.

He was caught carrying six grams of “hashish” — a drug from cannabis — and was awaiting sentencing at the prison.

The maximum penalty for some drug charges in Indonesia is death.

Mugshot of Christian Beasley, a U.S. man on the run after climbing back wall to escape Bali’s Kerobokan Prison. (Photo/Australian Broadcasting Corporation)