If you commit the crime, you pay for time. Prions are designed to prevent people considered dangerous to society from leading a life of freedom. Depriving someone of their freedom is the ultimate punishment. No one wants to spend their life behind bars. No one wants to hear what they can and cannot do. Your every move is watched and documented and all you can think about is what's going on in the outside world. Being locked in one area day and night doesn't seem like a good time. Nobody goes to jail because they want to, and the idea of returning to the free world is always in the back of their minds.
Every prisoner dreams of the day when he will regain his freedom. Some inmates take their time waiting for their release dates, while others take matters into their own hands and spend their time planning their big escape. These daring inmates are behaving dangerously and planning to regain their freedom. Some plans don't fail, while others have stuck going back to where they started. From risky situations to outrageous Hollywood stunts, here are 15 of the most dangerous prison escapes ever recorded.
15.Quebec inmates escape prison in helicopter
via: CBC News
Two inmates at Saint-Jérôme Quebec Prison escaped the prison in broad daylight in a helicopter. Two friends of the fugitives lifted a helicopter at gunpoint and allowed the pilot to land on the roof of the prison. The occupants wanted to use a rope to climb onto the helicopter, but things didn't go as planned. Prisoners immediately realized that climbing a wall using only a rope was much more difficult than they thought. One can see the inmates' difficulty in climbing the rope, which frustrated their friends. Instead of giving up on the plan, they fly away with the two prisoners attached to the rope. The inmates managed to escape, but it didn't last long as they were recaptured and taken into custody within hours.
14.Hundreds of prisoners flee after prison fire in Brazil
via: Global News
After a riot broke out at Prof. Noé de Azevedo, in Brazil, hundreds of detainees took advantage of the chaos and fled. Surveillance tape shows heavy smoke rising from the prison, which was allegedly set on fire by the inmates. At the time, the prison was overwhelmed, making it an easy target for a rebellion that got out of hand. The inmates took advantage of this dangerous situation as an opportunity to escape. It took the guards a few hours to bring the outbreak under control, but due to the large number of prisoners and the lack of guards, the police were only able to re-arrest about 80 prisoners, and about 200 prisoners escaped.
13.Chinese escape prison after killing guards and stealing uniforms
In 2015, three Chinese men voiced a plan to escape prison by having one of the men have a private meeting with a guard. With the guard unaware of what was going on, the other two men proceeded to the security room. Once the three men were in the room, they killed the jailer and stole three uniforms. The three men then donned their uniforms and simply left the prison. Their freedom did not last long as they were captured moments later. Two of the men were charged with the guard's murder, while the third man was charged with accompanying the other two men during the act.
12.Dead prisoner trying to escape
After climbing two fences around the Johnston Correction Institution in North Carolina, Adelino Najera escaped from prison. However, his success did not last long and his escape did not end as expected. Correctional officers repeatedly ordered him to stop, but they were ignored. Feeling he had no other choice, a corrections officer shot Najera and he died at the scene. In medium security facilities, state law permits officers to use lethal weapons to apprehend an fleeing inmate, so they took this action to apprehend the escapee. After the prisoner was shot, the prison guard continued to work and carry out his normal duties. Officials claimed he was just following the correct procedure.
11.13 inmates escape Danish prison with an excavator
A video shown on Danish television program TV2 shows a bulldozer crashing into a 26-foot high Copenhagen prison wall. Once the bulldozer hits the wall, there are clouds of dark gray dust and debris from the wall and the prisoners run to freedom. The video also shows prison guards rushing to stop the inmates from escaping, but with little success as 13 people managed to escape. The video cameraman was arrested and jailed for having prior knowledge of the incident, and three fugitives were arrested and jailed again. Among the other fugitives were drug dealers and murderers who are still at large.
10.Sentenced to life imprisonment, man died trying to escape
via: daily mail
After being sentenced to prison for murder, Wesley Correa-Carmenaty managed to escape while being transported from court to prison in a prison van. Correa-Carmenaty managed to unlock his handcuffs and leg shackles before the van reached the prison using a handcuff key given to him by another inmate. He also had a craft stash which was also used in his escape. Surveillance at the prison shows Correa-Carmenaty slashed Representative Mark Burbridge across the face, neck and arm. Correa-Carmenaty then managed to get in front of the van, where he shot Burbridge in the head with a service weapon and another MP in the abdomen. Burbridge died during the attack while the other deputy survived. Correa-Carmenaty escaped from prison by driving the van into the garage door and escaped. However, after hijacking a car, he was recaptured and sentenced to life in prison for Burbridge's murder and attempted escape.
9.Convicted killer attacks guards and escapes
via: Daily Mail UK
In 2011, convicted murderer Trent Archie and his mother hatched a plan to escape the Walker County Jail in Texas. Archie and fellow inmate Davis McLeskey requested a call. Both prisoners waited for the guards to turn their attention away from them. A police officer lost concentration and opened the door to exit the prison accounting office. Surveillance shows Archie and McLeskey brutally attacking four correctional officers to escape. Archie manages to escape, but his partner has been arrested and taken back to his cell. A male officer was taken to hospital and treated for a head injury, and two female officers suffered injuries to their entire bodies. After three days on the run, Archie was arrested again and sentenced to a much longer prison term. His mother was also arrested and accused of helping him hide.
8.Man makes bold moves while escaping from prison
CCTV surveillance footage from a prison in Madhya Pradesh shows a man making some risky moves to tackle a maze of walls before jumping. Pankaj Pahade, a convicted murderer, climbs a wall and dangerously balances on another wall, then partially drags him to freedom. All he had to do to escape prison was jump from one wall to the next, and it was as easy as that for a convicted murderer. Prison guards found him missing during a head count an hour after his escape. After discovering that there was a cash reward for his whereabouts, Pahade surrendered.
7.Minors flee juvenile detention center during riot
via: The Telegraph
Prisoners at a youth prison in São Paulo, Brazil, planned a mass breakout after a riot broke out. When riots broke out at the facility, prisoners began setting mattresses and wooden furniture on fire and took dozens of employees hostage. Images of the riots show men scaling the high walls that surround the Fundação Casa facilities and then fleeing from the trees. The chaotic scene allowed some prisoners to escape unnoticed. Police said the riot started after guards managed to stop a group of men from escaping. During the uprising in central-northeast Brazil, seven youths died, two were injured and 54 managed to escape.
6.Prisoner escapes through food crack
At a detention center in the Russian city of Izberbash, inmate Rustam Shakhrutdinov was caught on surveillance footage escaping his prison cell. After being accused of theft, Shakhrutdinov was sentenced to prison. Shakhrutdinov can be seen squeezing through the crack in the door used to feed prisoners. He struggles through the crevice while trying to push his lower body out. The occupant is able to quickly slide out of the slot and get dressed. He runs for the exit, but unlike his easy escape from his cell, escaping the prison itself wasn't so easy. Shakhrutdinov was caught before leaving the facility and transferred to another cell with a smaller eating area.
5.Escape from Brazilian prison after deadly explosion
via: BBC News
Footage from the city of Recife, in eastern Brazil, shows prisoners escaping from prison. Surveillance shows an unidentified man entering the premises delivering an unknown package, and seconds later, an explosion occurs. The explosion created a dangerous situation. The explosion is believed to have been used to blow a hole in the prison's outer wall. After the wall was blown up, the prisoners fought their way to freedom. As many leave the prison, other prisoners have a change of heart and run back inside. That day, the guards were understaffed and only half of their staff were men. It was later announced that prison guards had alerted authorities that something like this incident was about to happen. After a manhunt lasting several hours through the area, only one prisoner remained at large, two were killed by police and the rest were recaptured.
4.Inmates escape Canadian prison again by helicopter
via: Mirror UK
To prevent escapes like those seen in the Saint-Jérôme incident, Quebec prisons have implemented a no-fly zone law around prisons. That didn't work though, because just over a year later, three inmates escaped from a Quebec prison using the same method, a helicopter. The prison break took place at a detention center in Orsainville, where inmates Yves Denis, Denis Lefebvre and Serge Pomerleau were assisted in their escape by helicopter. Prison footage shows the three prisoners in the courtyard and after a few minutes a helicopter lands and the three men escape in the helicopter. It was never disclosed how the plan came about or who was involved other than the inmates. The public was warned to exercise caution as the inmates are considered dangerous and not to approach them if seen.
3.Inmate Climbs Barbed Wire Fence, Escapes from Idaho Prison
via: ABC News
At an Idaho prison, surveillance shows inmate Nicholas Grove escaping the prison in broad daylight. Grove managed to escape despite the barbed wire fence and nearby MPs. It was said that it only took him 15 seconds to jump over the fence and walk to freedom. Grove climbed the fence without a scratch. His escape was so dangerous that many people who tried to make the same escape as Grove did not succeed and got hurt so badly that they did not make it. After being on the run for over a year, the police were able to track him down by looking at his Facebook page. When Grove felt he was no longer being followed, he started posting selfies, which led police to his whereabouts.
2.Deadly shooting on prison escape in Port of Spain
In Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, three detainees were involved in a dangerous and fatal escape. On a Friday afternoon, three detainees were said to be armed with revolvers and apparently in possession of a grenade, which was thrown onto the road. During their escape, inmates forced a guard to the ground at gunpoint, leading to a shootout that killed a prison guard and injured many. It was unclear how the prisoners got hold of these dangerous weapons, but they managed to escape. The prisoners were not long at liberty, the police found and shot one of them, the second fugitive was found dead after allegedly having been shot and the last, upon learning that his two accomplices had been killed, turned himself in and was arrested for murder. .
1.Famous Mexican drug lord escapes from prison
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, known as Mexico's notorious drug lord, has escaped prison on multiple occasions, but this time he is escaping from a maximum security prison. Prison surveillance cameras record Guzman pacing his cell and then heading to the shower, where he sinks and disappears into the grounds of the shower area in his cell block at Altiplano Federal Penitentiary. Authorities discovered a hole in the shower area that led to a mile-long lighted and ventilated tunnel that stretched from the prison to an unfinished house. This escape led to a manhunt, during which he was later captured in a raid with the help of the Mexican Navy. Guzman was extradited to America, where he faces new charges.
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