A senior district court judge in Samoa says the country needs a new top security prison.
Justice Vui Clarence Nelson says the new jail should be built before another prisoner escapes and commits a crime.
Justice Nelson made his remark while sentencing what he called an incorrigible offender.
Peika Pesa, who's 25, of Vaipua on Savai'i Island, was jailed for a total of four years, after admitting 15 charges related to breaking and entering - while he was on the run.
He was serving time for similar offences before he escaped from a police vehicle in Apia in January.
Justice Nelson said offenders such as Pesa needed to be detained in a maximum security prison.