Escape from prison via helicopter is seen as a major threat. Prisoner transport describes the transportation of Prisoners by land air and water
Many prisons have some type of enclosed roof, as shown at the Jika Jika Division, Pentridge Prison
, Melbourne, Australia. HM Prison Pentridge was an Australian prison built in 1850 with the first prisoners arriving in 1851 and located in Coburg, Victoria.
Two prisoners trying to escape from Gulag
. The Gulag was the government agency that administered the penal labor camps of the Soviet Union.
Painting by Nikolai Getman
, provided by Jamestown Foundation
A prison escape or prison break is where a prisoner leaves their prison through unofficial or illegal ways, and almost always results in an effort to recapture them by their original detainers. Nikolai Getman (Николай Гетман Микола Ґетьман an artist was born in 1917 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and died at his home in Orel, The Jamestown Foundation is a Washington DC -based Think tank, whose stated mission is to "inform and educate" policy makers about events and trends which A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of
Methods of escape
Opportunistic: A prisoner sees a chance to escape from prison and takes it, such as when a door is accidentally left unlocked. The prisoner may not have previously considered escape, but has seen an opportunity for freedom and seizes it.
Planned: When a prisoner considers how to escape from a prison and takes steps to ensure that plan is successful, they are planning an escape. This is the most common variety, since a prisoner must not only determine how to reach the outside of the prison but how to elude authorities. Moreover, the length of detention often provides opportunity for planning.
Outside assistance: Friends or relatives of an inmate arrange for items to be smuggled into the prison or arrange to have an escape vehicle standing by, ready to receive the prisoner when they reach the outside of the compound. Because prisoners' mail, gifts and communications are usually monitored it can be difficult to ensure this sort of assistance.
Inside assistance: Most prison escapes require assistance from people inside the prison; usually from fellow inmates but it's possible for corrupted guards or other prison officials to help an inmate escape, typically through turning a blind eye to 'anomalies' or sabotage. It is more difficult for officials to monitor this form of assistance, since communication between inmates and their guards is routine in most prison facilities.
In some jurisdictions, such as most U.S. states, escape from jail or prison is a criminal offense. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government In Virginia, for instance, the punishment for escape depends on whether the offender escaped by using force or violence or setting fire to the jail, and the seriousness of the offense for which they were imprisoned.  In other jurisdictions, the philosophy of the law holds that it is human nature to want to escape. Jurisprudence is the Theory and Philosophy of Law. Scholars of jurisprudence or legal philosophers hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature In Mexico, for instance, escapees who do not break any other laws are not charged for anything and no extra time is added to their sentence; however, guards are allowed to shoot prisoners attempting to escape. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America.  In Mexico, an escape is illegal if violence is used against prison personnel or property or if prison inmates or officials aid the escape. 
Famous historical escapes
There have been many famous escapes throughout history.
- Jack Sheppard escaped from prison several times in 1724, using elaborate planning, and careful noting of the time that guards patrolled certain areas. Jack Sheppard (4 March 1702 – 16 November 1724 was a notorious English robber, burglar and thief of early 18th-century London. Sheppard was eventually caught and hanged.
- In 1756 Italian writer Giacomo Casanova famously managed to escape from one of the most secure prisons of his time: the Doge's Palace. Year 1756 ( MDCCLVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The Doge's Palace is a gothic Palace in Venice. In Italian it is called the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia.
- The Libby Prison Escape occurred on 10 February 1864, when 109 Union officers escaped from Libby Prison, a Confederate POW camp in Richmond, Virginia during the U. The Libby Prison Escape was one of the most famous (and successful prison breaks during the American Civil War. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Libby Prison was a Confederate Prison at Richmond Virginia, during the American Civil War. S. Civil War. Of the 109, 59 succeeded in making it back through Federal lines.
- German Naval Air Service Kapitänleutnant Gunter Plüschow escaped from the Donington Hall prisoner of war camp in 1915. Gunther Plüschow ( 8 February 1886 &ndash 28 January 1931) was a German Aviator, aerial Explorer and
- John Dillinger served time at the Indiana state penitentiary at Michigan City, until 1933, when he was paroled. John Herbert Dillinger (June 22 1903–July 22 1934 was a notorious Bank robber in mid-western America Within four months, he was back in jail in Lima, Ohio, but the gang sprang him, killing the jailer, Sheriff Jessie Sarber. Most of the gang was captured again by the end of the year in Tucson, Arizona due to a fire at the Historic Hotel Congress. Dillinger alone was sent to the Lake County jail n Crown Point, Indiana. He was to face trial for the suspected killing of Officer William O'Malley during a bank shootout in East Chicago, Indiana, some time after his escape from jail. During this time on trial, the famous photograph was taken of Dillinger putting his arm on prosecutor Robert Estill's shoulder when suggested to him by reporters.
- On March 3, 1934, Dillinger escaped from the "escape-proof" (as it was dubbed by local authorities at the time) Crown Point, Indiana county jail which was guarded by many police and national guardsmen. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Newspapers reported that Dillinger had escaped using a fake gun made from wood blackened with shoe polish.
- A Japanese murderer Yoshie Shiratori had broken prisons four times between 1930s and 1940s. was a Japanese murderer He is best known for having escaped from prisons four times A novel and TV-drama Hagoku was based on his true story.
- The Great Escape, 76 Allied POWs (primarily Commonwealth airmen) escaped from Stalag Luft III during World War Two. Stalag Luft III ( Sta mm' lag' er Luft, or Permanent Camp for Airmen #3 was a German Air Force Prisoner-of-war camp during Stalag Luft III ( Sta mm' lag' er Luft, or Permanent Camp for Airmen #3 was a German Air Force Prisoner-of-war camp during 50 of the escaped POWs were rounded up and shot by the Gestapo, while only 3 succeeded in reaching neutral territories. The ( contraction of ge heime Sta ats' po' lizei: "Secret State Police" was the official Secret police of Nazi Germany
- Colditz Castle was used as an 'escape-proof' prisoner of war camp during World War II; over the course of 300 escape attempts 130 prisoners escaped, of which 30 eventually managed to reach friendly territory. Colditz Castle is a Castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden, and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Escapees tunneled, disguised themselves as guards, workmen or women, sneaked away through sewer drains, and even planned to use a glider to get over the wall. (Further research has proven that the glider attempt would almost certainly have been successful, but the War ended before it was to be put into action. By this time the glider had been fully assembled. )
- André Devigny, a French Resistance Fighter during World War II, escaped Montluc Military Prison in Lyon with his cellmate in April 1943.
- Accused safe cracker Alfie Hinds tried to proclaim his innocence by repeatedly walking out of prison. Alfred George "Alfie" Hinds (1917 Newington Butts, London – January 5, 1991) was a British criminal and escape artist who while He became famous for escaping from Nottingham Prison after sneaking through the locked doors and over a 20-foot prison wall for which he became known as "Houdini" Hinds. He later escaped from the Law Courts at the Old Bailey. The Central Criminal Court in England, commonly known as the Old Bailey, is a court Escorted by two guards, he went to the lavatory where they removed his handcuffs outside. Once inside, Hinds bundled the handcuffs and snapped the padlock onto screw eyes inserted on the door by his unknown accomplices and escaped into the crowd on Fleet Street. Fleet Street is a street in London, England named after the River Fleet. Hinds sealed his notoriety by making a third escape from Chelmsford Prison.
- Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escaped from 'inescapable' Alcatraz Island in 1962; although the fate of the escapees is unclear. Frank Lee Morris ( September 1, 1926 – disappeared June 11, 1962, exact date of death unknown was an American Criminal John William Anglin ( May 2, 1930 – c June 11, 1962 or later was an American Criminal who escaped from Alcatraz Clarence Anglin ( May 11, 1931 – c June 11, 1962 or later was convicted of a number of bank robberies in the 1950s along with Alcatraz Island, sometimes informally referred to as simply Alcatraz or locally as the Rock, is a small island located in the middle of San Francisco Bay
- The escape of Lucien Rivard in Canada in 1965. Lucien Rivard (b June 16 1914 d February 3 2002 was a Quebec criminal known for a sensational Prison escape in 1965 Rivard was consequently named the Canadian Newsmaker of the Year by the Canadian Press. The Canadian Newsmaker of the Year is an award voted every year since 1946 by the Canadian Press. The Canadian Press (often abbreviated as CP) is Canada 's national News agency established in 1917 as a vehicle to permit Canadian newspapers of the day
- Soviet spy George Blake escaped from Wormwood Scrubs on 22 October 1966, assisted by Pat Pottle, Michael Randle and Sean Bourke. George Blake (born George Behar, November 11, 1922) is a former British spy known for having been a Double agent in Wormwood Scrubs (informally "The scrubs" is a Category B British local Prison that receives prisoners on remand or after sentencing Events 202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. Both Blake and Bourke reached the safety of the Soviet Union. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991
- Before being sentenced to 12 years in the Federal Corrections Institution at Petersburg, Virginia in April 1971, Frank W. Abagnale is said to have escaped from both a British VC-10 airliner, and the Federal Detention Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Petersburg is an Independent city in Virginia, United States located on the Appomattox River. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The Vickers VC10 is a British Airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft Ltd and first flown in 1962. His autobiography was later adapted to the screen for the 2002 release of Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Catch Me if You Can is a 2002 Black comedy film loosely based on Frank Abagnale Jr
- In 1973 three Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners escaped in the Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape, when a hijacked helicopter landed in the exercise yard at Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the The 1973 Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape occurred on October 31 1973 when three Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA members escaped from Mountjoy Prison in Mountjoy Prison ( (founded as Mountjoy Gaol) nicknamed The Joy, is a closed medium security Prison located in Phibsboro in the centre of Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe.
- Serial killer Ted Bundy escaped twice in 1977. Theodore Robert Bundy (November 24 1946 &ndash January 24 1989 known as Ted Bundy, was an American Serial killer.
- In December 1979 political prisoners Tim Jenkin, Stephen Lee and Alex Moumbaris escaped from South Africa's maximum-security Pretoria Prison. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa After 18 months of plotting, testing, preparing, and learning how to pick locks and forge keys, the trio escaped the prison the same way they came in: through 10 locked doors.
- In the Maze Prison escape on 25 September 1983, 38 Provisional Irish Republican Army members escaped from HMP Maze in Northern Ireland, the biggest prison escape in British history. The Maze Prison escape (known to Irish republicans as the Great Escape) took place on 25 September 1983 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Her Majesty's Prison Maze (known colloquially as The H Blocks, Long Kesh, or The Maze) was a Prison used to house Paramilitary prisoners Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of
- In 1984, six death row inmates escaped Mecklenburg Correctional Center, making it the largest mass death row escape in American history. Mecklenburg Correctional Center is a medium security Prison operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections in Mecklenburg County Virginia, United All were recaptured within 18 days, and all six men would eventually be executed. The final execution took place in 1996.
- Claude Dallas escaped from a penitentiary in Idaho in 1986 and spent a year on the run. Claude Lafayette Dallas Jr (born March 11 1950) was a self-styled Mountain man. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America.
- Danny Ray Horning escaped from the Arizona State Prison in Florence, Arizona on May 12, 1992, and a 55-day manhunt ensued as Horning fled the authorities. This is a list of state prisons in the US state of Arizona. It does not include federal prisons or county jails located in the state of Arizona Florence ( O'odham: S-auppag) is a town in and the County seat of Pinal County, Arizona, United States. Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) The pursuit ended on July 5, 1992, near Sedona, Arizona. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. For the Kia Motors Sedona automobile see Kia Carnival Sedona (sɨˈdoʊnə is a city and community that straddles Horning led authorities hundreds of miles through the Arizona wilderness, and committed numerous kidnappings during the manhunt. The State of Arizona ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States.
- 1996, August. Englishman David McMillan escapes from Thailand’s Klong Prem prison – sometimes called the Bangkok Hilton by the press – while awaiting trial on drug charges. David McMillan (born 1956) is a British - Australian smuggler. Bangkok Hilton is a six-part Australian mini-series made in 1989 by director Ken Cameron. McMillan cut the bars of his shared cell, scaled four walls before dropping over the electrified outer wall using a bamboo ladder, and then skirted the moat while hiding his face under an umbrella from the prison factory. The break-out described in ESCAPE (published 2007). Career smuggler David McMillan is arrested in Bangkok ’s Chinatown and soon finds himself with other Western inmates among over 6000 Thai locals in Klong Prem
- In September 1994, 6 prisoners including Paul Magee used guns to escape Whitemoor (HM Prison). Paul "Dingus" Magee (born 30 January 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a former volunteer in the Belfast Brigade HM Prison Whitemoor is a Prison near the town of March in Cambridgeshire, England. They were later recaptured.
- In 1998, the Belgian child molester Marc Dutroux notoriously managed to escape for a few hours due to an embarrassing series of events. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Marc Dutroux (born November 6 1956 in Brussels) is a Belgian serial killer and criminal convicted of having kidnapped, Tortured He was caught the same afternoon, but the incident forced two politicians to resign and deepened the loss of faith in the Belgian judicial system.
- Martin Gurule escapes from Texas Death Row in 1998. Found dead a few days later.
- In March 1999, Lucy Dudko hijacked a helicopter during a joy-flight over Sydney and ordered the pilot to land inside Silverwater Jail where her lover, John Killick, was serving 28 years for armed robberies. The helicopter plucked Killick from the prison's exercise yard and avoided a shower of bullets fired by prison guards. The couple then went on the run, eluding police around the country until their luck ran out in a Sydney caravan park six weeks later.
- The Texas 7 escaped on December 13, 2000, 6 were captured after over a month and a half on the run, the 7th killed himself before being captured. The Texas 7 was a group of prisoners who escaped from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy Texas on December 13 2000
- In New York, two convicted murders escape from Elmira State Penitentiary in July 2003, both recaptured in 2 days.
- Brian Nichols on March 11, 2005 escaped from the Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, by overpowering a guard. Brian Gene Nichols (born December 10, 1971) is known for his escape and alleged Killing spree in the Fulton county Courthouse in Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Fulton County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. He then murdered a judge, a court reporter, a police officer and US Customs Agent. He then held a woman named Ashley Smith hostage for a night in her own home, before he allowed her to leave to visit her daughter. Ashley Smith Robinson (born August 1, 1978) is an Author and speaker Once she was released, she called the police, and he surrendered peacefully to SWAT officers who arrived on the scene.
- In 1999, Leslie Dale Martin and three other inmates on Louisiana's death row escaped from their cells at the Louisiana State Peniteniary. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Leslie Dale Martin ( April 24, 1967 &ndash May 10, 2002) was an American Murderer. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America Death row is a term that refers to the section of a Prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. They were caught within hours before they even managed to escape prison grounds. The four men managed the escape with the use of hacksaws smuggled in for them by a bribed corrections officer. A hacksaw is a fine-tooth saw with a Blade under Tension in a frame used for Cutting materials such as Metal or Bone Other corrections officers were inattentive to the inmates' two to three week effort at cutting their cell doors and window. After the escape, two corrections officers were fired and two others were demoted. Martin was later overheard by two corrections officers plotting another escape which included taking hostages and commendeering a vehicle to ram the prison's front gates. Martin was imedaitly moved to the holding cell outside the Death Chamber, a month before his execution in 2002. An execution chamber, or death chamber, is a room or chamber in which a legal execution is carried out Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
- On November 4, 2005, Texas Death Row Inmate Charles Victor Thompson escaped from the Harris County Jail by acquiring a set of street clothes and pretending to be a representative from the State Attorney General's office to fool the corrections officers. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Charles Victor Thompson (born 16 June 1970) is an American criminal He was recaptured two days later in Shreveport, Louisiana, 200 miles from where he escaped.
- Ralph "Bucky" Phillips escaped from prison on April 2, 2006, in New York, by cutting through the ceiling in the kitchen with a can opener. Ralph James "Bucky" Phillips (born June 19 1962 is a convicted murderer from Western New York caught on September 8 2006 by the Pennsylvania State Police Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On June 10 he was suspected of a shooting which ended with two troopers dead. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Bucky was later caught in Warren County, Pennsylvania, on September 8, 2006, his escape led police on the largest manhunt in New York state history. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
- Richard Lee McNair has escaped from custody three times, including from a federal maximum-security prison in April 2006. Richard Lee McNair (born on December 9 1958 in Duncan Oklahoma) is a convicted criminal known for his ability to escape and elude capture He has been recaptured by the RCMP on October 25, 2007 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, when he was stopped while driving a stolen vehicle.
- Kelly Allen Frank (who had plotted to kidnap the infant son of talk-show host David Letterman) and William John Willcutt escape from a Montana prison on June 8, 2007. Kelly Allen Frank is a felon accused of crafting a plan to kidnap David Letterman 's son Harry Joseph Letterman in 2005 David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern Both were recaptured on June 13, 2007. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
- 28 prisoners escaped from a prison in Dendermonde, Belgium on August 20, 2007. Dendermonde ( French: Termonde, German: Dendermünde) is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish Events 636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Six were recaptured the day after.
- On December 15, 2007 inmates Jose Espinosa and Otis Blunt escaped from the high security level of the Union County jail in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Union County is a County located in the US state of New Jersey. Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. Espinosa was awaiting sentencing on an aggravated manslaughter charge, while Blunt was being held in lieu of bond on robbery and weapons charges. Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being in a manner considered by law as less culpable than Murder. They escaped by scraping away the mortar around the cinder blocks making up the cell walls. They then smashed the block, hid the pieces in a footlocker and covered the holes with pin-up pictures. To delay knowledge of the escape, they made dummies out of sheets and pillowcases and left them in their beds. Espinosa was recaptured on Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Blunt was recaptured the following day Wednesday, January 9, 2008 in Mexico city, Mexico. Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Escapes in popular culture
- Escape from Alcatraz depicts the escape of Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers. Escape from Alcatraz is a 1963 non-fiction book written by J Campbell Bruce, about the history of Alcatraz Penitentiary and the escape attempts some
- The Great Escape involves the prisoners of a German prisoner of war camp digging their way to freedom from under a hut. The Great Escape is a popular 1963 War film about the 250 Allied prisoners of war escaping from a German POW camp
- ESCAPE autobiographical book telling of the only Western prisoner to have escaped from the ‘Bangkok Hilton’. Career smuggler David McMillan is arrested in Bangkok ’s Chinatown and soon finds himself with other Western inmates among over 6000 Thai locals in Klong Prem In the mid 1990s, David McMillan broke out of Thailand’s Klong Prem prison and fled to Singapore undetected and Pakistan before reaching Europe. ESCAPE was first published in Asia 2007. Career smuggler David McMillan is arrested in Bangkok ’s Chinatown and soon finds himself with other Western inmates among over 6000 Thai locals in Klong Prem
- The Wooden Horse also prisoners of a German prisoner of war camp who dug from underneath a vaulting horse
- Colditz based on the true story, depicts the fate of many imprisoned at Colditz Castle during World War II. The Wooden Horse is a 1950 World War II film starring Leo Genn, Anthony Steel and David Tomlinson. The vault is an Artistic gymnastics apparatus as well as the skill performed using that apparatus Colditz (ˈkʰɔldɪt͡s is a city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, near Leipzig, located on the banks of the river Mulde. Colditz Castle is a Castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden, and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony
- My escape from Donington Hall by Katitänleutnant Gunther Plueschow, of the German Airservice; published by John Lane the Bodly Head Ldt. , London , 1922 ; autobiographical book telling the story of ( full title) : My escape from Donington Hall preceded by an account of the siege of Kiao - Chow in 1915.
- Le Trou, a 1960 film by Jacques Becker, depicts the escape of five French prisoners from La Santé Prison in 1947. Le Trou ("the hole" is a 1960 film directed by Jacques Becker.
- The Count of Monte Cristo depicts protagonist Edmond Dantès's falsified arrest and internment, years of isolation and finally recruitment into an escape from prison to exact revenge on his captors. The Count of Monte Cristo ( Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an Adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas père.
- The TV show Prison Break revolves around a complicated escape plan and the nationwide manhunt. Prison Break is an American action / Serial drama television series that premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on August 29 2005
- The Shawshank Redemption from an American prison. The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American Drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King
- Papillon French man escaping from island jails, based on real life. Papillon is a Memoir by convicted felon Henri Charrière. It was first published in 1969 and became an instant bestseller at the time
- In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent, Sam Fisher escapes prison with JBA member Jamie Washington. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent is the fourth installment in the Splinter Cell series of Video games developed and published by Ubisoft
- In Oz inmates Miguel Alvarez and Agamemnon Busmalis escape from the prison. Oz is an American Television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes Miguel Alvarez is a Fictional character played by American Actor Kirk Acevedo on the Television show Oz. Agamemnon Busmalis is a Fictional character from the Television series " Oz " played by Tom Mardirosian. Eventually both are apprehended by authorities.
- In the 1953 movie Stalag 17, attempts to escape the prison fail because of a spy. This article is about the film of this title For the punk band see Stalag 17 (band.
- In the show, made movie, The Fugitive, Dr. The Fugitive is a 1993 American film based on the TV series of the same name. Richard Kimble is mistakenly accused of his wife's murder. Dr Richard Kimble is the fictional character featured in the television series The Fugitive, portrayed by actor David Janssen. He escapes along with another inmate when their transport crashes.
- The movie U.S. Marshals revolves around a prison escapee and his mistaken conviction of his crime. US Marshals is a 1998 action thriller and a sequel to the The Fugitive.
- ^ § 18.2-477. Prisoner escaping from jail; how punished.
- ^ [http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-479 § 18. An escape tunnel is a form of Secret passage used as part of an escape from Siege or captivity Rescue refers to operations that usually involve the saving of Life, or prevention of Injury. A helicopter prison escape is when a Helicopter either plucks inmates from the prison or lands and picks up Prisoners on prison grounds 2-479. Escape without force or violence or setting fire to jail.
- ^ § 18.2-480. Escape, etc., by setting fire to jail.
- ^ Mexico Prison Conditions.
- ^ Mexican Jailbirds Get to Fly for Free, Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post, November 15, 2002.
- ^ More on the Kaplan Caper, Time Magazine, Sep. 20, 1971.
- Dowswell, Paul (1994). Tales of Real Escape. London, England: Usborne Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7460-1669-7.
- McMillan, David (2007). Escape. Singapore: Monsoon Books. ISBN 9789810575687.
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