The Moroccan inmate fled as police transferred him from the prison to a police car for deportation.
The Spanish news outlet Las Provincias said that the Moroccan man, who escaped the Seville II Jail, had finished serving his sentence. He was due to be deported in accordance with a court order.
EFE said that Spanish police were not able to apprehend the Moroccan national. Authorities have opened a search operation.
The Moroccan man was in prison for driving offenses, and an attack on security services reported Sevilla Actualidad.