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The assault on the prison began around 1:30 a.m. Firing their AK-47s, launching RPGs and throwing hand grenades, the fighters blasted open the main gate and headed straight for six of the facility’s barracks, encountering little or no resistance from the 30 or so guards on duty. As one of the escapees later told The Daily Beast, the gunmen shot off the locks of the cells, shouting “Adnan Rashid! Where are you?”
This past weekend the Pakistani Taliban executed a brazen jailbreak. Some are suspecting it to be an inside job— even the militants say they’re surprised how easy it was. 
1:00 PM, May 17th, 2011

What They Serve at Rikers

Strauss-Kahn’s life at Riker’s over the next few days will be simple, almost monastic. Breakfast is served early, between 5 and 6 a.m. On the menu: brown bread, sweet grape jelly, a carton of milk and bran cereal. Some days, you get Rice Krispies, or maybe warm Wheatena. Once a week or so, there’s a piece of fruit; an orange, an apple, or a plum. Lunch will be delivered to his cell—a ten-by-eight-foot space—at around 11 a.m. Most likely, it will be a sandwich of brown bread, bologna, and maybe some mustard. On the side, a dish of cold, wet pasta salad with pickle relish or some cold beans. Dinner at 5 p.m. is a processed meat patty, canned vegetables, and maybe cabbage salad. More brown bread. To drink, there’s a cup of weak Kool-Aid. There is no desert in jail.

Plums sound kind of nice.

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