France's government has asked Google to blur all images French prisons the Internet. The request is because a prisoner escaped Reau Prison near Paris July. The prisoner who escaped was an infamous killer. He is known as the "jailbreak king" because he has escaped prisons in France many times. The people who helped the man escape from Reau Prison used a helicopter to land the prison and then flew the man . They used Google Maps to get an idea the layout of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has now asked Google to remove or blur all images prisons in France its services. This is to help stop future jailbreaks.
France's justice minister said she did not want any details or pictures prisons online. She particularly wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry criminal activities. She complained to a local radio station that: "It's not normal that photos security buildings such as our prisons are there on the Internet." Google said it has contacted the companies that provide the images. A spokesperson told Reuters news agency that Google's mapping services used images provided other companies. It said: "We have given our suppliers a list sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to conform the law."