A guard at the Kassavetia Juvenile Prison was suspended from duty on Monday, by order of new Justice Minister Miltiadis Papaioannou, after eight juvenile inmates escape on Sunday afternoon.
Police successfully tracked down four of the escaped prisoners and are still looking for the other four.
Five of the escaped inmates were serving sentences ranging from six months to three years and the other three were remand prisoners. Based on the guard's testimony, the eight managed to slip past him while he was watching television.