More than a dozen prisoners are on the run from Kent jails – but you’re not allowed to know who they are, despite a Kent Messenger appeal.

In May we reported how a Freedom of Information request submitted to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) revealed 14 inmates were still at large after escaping from facilities in the county in the last decade.

Among those was a killer, a people smuggler and a man convicted of carrying a gun with intent.

Reported by Kent Online / Kent Messenger. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.