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What the Orange County jail break reveals about jail security

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Screen grab from Orange County Sheriff's Department Special Bulletin (January 23, 2016).
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Screen grab from Orange County Sheriff's Department Special Bulletin (January 23, 2016).

A massive manhunt is underway today for three inmates who escaped from the Orange County Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana on Friday.

A massive manhunt is underway today for three inmates who escaped from the Orange County Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana on Friday.

Three men— Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu and Bac Duong— all have extensive and violent rap sheets.

Investigators believe the inmates were able to move through the maximum security jail's plumbing system, cut through layers of steel bars, make their way to an unsecured area on the roof, and  rappel down with a makeshift rope.

Kevin Tamez, managing partner for the security consulting firm MPM Group, joined Take Two to discuss what the escape tells us about the security of the Orange County Central Men's Jail and other facilities like it.

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