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Aug 23 2019

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The thing about prison is that many times a convict just has to sit there with their thoughts. Instead of focusing on how their crimes affected their victims, some people immediately take to f

The 10 Biggest Prison Escapes Of All Time.

The thing about prison is that many times a convict just has to sit there with their thoughts. Instead of focusing on how their crimes affected their victims, some people immediately take to figuring a way out of the place. The three meals a day and a cot just aren’t enough for some convicts and they risk their life trying to escape from prison.

Some prison escapes aren’t necessarily bold. Whether an inmate simply fails to return back from a work release or a paperwork snafu grants them an early release many times the freedom is only temporary. On the other hand, some prison breaks involve elaborate escape plans, fellow inmate involvement, and years of hiding out on the lam. Some escapees live out their days on the beach like Andy and Red in Shawshank Redemption while others meet their ultimate demise in their quest for freedom.

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10 Escape From Death Row, The Mecklenberg Correctional Center

In 1984 six Virginia convicts awaited their execution via the electric chair. Vying to not go down without a fight, the men noticed a lax approach in following procedures from the Mecklenberg correctional institute guards. After returning from evening recreation activities, one of the inmates hid out in the guards bathroom. On cue from his cohorts the large man shot out of the restroom when the CO doors were open and overpowered the officer. He then unlocked all the cells in the housing unit and inmates overtook the guards. The convicts then made the bold move of covering up a television with a sheet and pretending that it was a bomb to escape the remaining guards. Eventually all six were captured, the last only five miles from the Canadian border where he turned himself in because of being cold, hungry, and bitten by insects. Within the year all six men were executed.

9 Catch Frank Abagnale If You Can

Anyone who saw the movie “Catch Me If You Can” knows the elaborate lengths that Frank Abagnale took to avoid the strong arm of the law. Abagnale would perform scams and hoaxes then use his charm and intelligence to avoid capture. It’s reported that he took on eight identities as a lawyer, doctor, airline pilot and more before finally being captured in 1969 by a flight attendant ex-girlfriend who ratted him out. Abagnale was eventually caught, tried and convicted in Sweden and since his passport was revoked the country was legally forced to ship Abagnale back to the United States. Of course, Abagnale escaped during the extradition but was later captured and sentenced to federal prison. As a stroke of dumb luck, Abagnale was misidentified as an undercover prison inspector and many of the guards actually kissed up to him for fear of losing their jobs. He eventually negotiated yet another cunning release.

8 The Libby Prison Escape

When the Civil War broke out, a ship supply store known as ‘Libby & Sons’ was converted into a prison for Union soldiers that were captured. In the basement of the building was an abandoned kitchen that was prone to flooding and had been infested by rats. Some of the inmates gained access to the basement by removing a stove and spent weeks digging a tunnel in the pitch dark amongst the squealing of hundreds of rats. The tunnel was completed in 17 days and 109 men escaped one night in groups of two and three soldiers. 59 of the men successfully reached Union lines while 48 were captured and two drowned in a nearby river.


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