EnvironmentNation & World UN: Haitian capital’s main jail collapsed in quake Originally published January 13, 2010 at 12:00 am Updated January 13, 2010 at 11:41 pm The United Nations says the main prison in Haiti's battered capital of Port-au-Prince collapsed in the massive earthquake. Share story By Seattle Times staff The United Nations says the main prison in Haiti’s battered capital of Port-au-Prince collapsed in the massive earthquake. A U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman says the U.N. has received reports of escaped inmates. Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs says she had no further details. Seattle Times staff Email Newsletter Signup Custom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings. Morning Brief Breaking News View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.