Authorities suspicious about knowledge-hungry inmates
A growing number of inmates at Athens’s high-security Kordyallos Prison, including members of the urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, are exercising their right to pursue higher education, as authorities seek to determine whether the trend is part of a plan to break out of the facility, Kathimerini understands.
Officials say several members of the terror group have made use of legislation regarding socalled “eternal students,” which allows individuals to be enrolled at university for years without graduating. Some of those prisoners have been allowed to transfer from universities in the periphery to other institutions in Attica. “By signing up to universities and technical colleges in Athens, they will be able to claim study furloughs,” unnamed sources told the newspaper. Two Conspiracy group members, who took part in an armed robbery in Velvendo, Kozani in 2013, are able to attend classes outside prison while wearing electronic tags.