Top 10 Most Incredible Prison Escapes in History

Nowadays rarely happens to come aware of escape plans detailed devised by prisoners have escaped from the bars to the four corners of the world. More realistically it is condemned in off taking advantage of a surveillance already rather low, or some Correctional Institute particularly careless in checking procedures. However, throughout history, starting with the creation of prisons of various kinds, there were groups of daredevils who just could not accept to spend periods of detention often very lengthy, if not infinite. Among this group of (smart) brave had really amazing ideas on how to evade any kind of surveillance, becoming real masters. And some businesses are remember just because they have the incredible. We propose today a ranking on most absurd of galeotti more fearless.

10. John Gerard-Tower of London

The escape of the Jesuit priest John Gerard in the 16th century remains one of the few that occurred from the famous Tower of London. Sentenced to death for preaching in the Catholic period of persecution in England, Gerard was able to agree with a few accomplices through notes written with orange ink and handed out prison contraband. One night, aid arrived on a boat in the moat beneath the cell. Mounted a ladder, the priest was able to descend smoothly despite wounds from torture inflicted during imprisonment. His escape ended in Rome.

9. John Dillinger – Lake County Jail

John Dillinger was a real criminal gangsters ruling over the 30 years of the 20th century. Indeed his joints were varied, always well planned. The most famous occurred in the maximum security prison of Lake County, guarded by police and national guard. He managed to build a fake pistol from a bar of SOAP and threatening the guards emerged from the building. There the new Ford stole the Director of the prison and fled to Illinois. Bad luck wanted was her escape by car to put on the right track specialists from the FBI on his trail.

8. the great escape from Libby Prison, Richmond – 1864

Libby prison was one of the most feared during the American civil war. In 1864, 15 prisoners unionists led by Colonel Thomas e. Rose and major a.g Hamilton managed in the enterprise to dig a tunnel under the prison and stands up to an empty warehouse nearby. Not an easy job, since the tunnel was completely infested by rats. The fact is that since 109 managed to escape to nearby Richmond in search of railways from which escape definitely: 48 2 were convicted, drowned in a river a short distance but 59 managed to reach their garrisons and to get rescued. Theirs is the most memorable escape from the civil war.

7. Giacomo Casanova and escape from the Piombi at Venice

Casanova was not only known to be a womanizer but also for a memorable escape from the prison of Weights, in Palazzo Ducale in Venice. There confined to debauchery and adultery in 1753, Casanova was able to have a bit of metal with which, together with the renegade priest with whom he shared the cell, dug in opposite cells. From there he came to dig the Sadler on the ceiling, in which penetrated and then, with a game of scale and support, went down in front of the Palace. From there he continued his flight to Venice in a gondola. Although it is possible that these adventures have been inflated, there is evidence that testify to the reliability.

6. Pascal Payet and escapes in a helicopter

Many European prisons have space on the roof for helicopter exercises and take-off. An element that Pascal Payet will always to his advantage. Sentenced to 30 years for murder, competition had to serve them in the prison of Luynes in France. In 2001 he escaped simply thanks to an accomplice who was to take in a helicopter on the roof of the prison. Not happy, two years later he showed up in a helicopter to free three companions in the same way. The went bad, were taken all four and Payet sentenced to 7 years for the competition into the escape. But the prison was no place for him, and in 2007, helped by four masked accomplices, was transported on the roof of the prison and from there still picked up by helicopter. Will land on the Mediterranean coast to disappear permanently.

5. Dieter Dengler – war of the Viet Nam-Laos

Dengler is the only American prisoner and actually succeeded in escaping from a field controlled by the Vietnamese. Shot down with his plane in 1966, was born in a prison controlled by Vietnamese sympathizers called Pathet Lao. With 6 companions, however, managed to free themselves from handcuffs and leg ties and acquired weapons with which stops three guards to flee in the middle of the forest shortly thereafter. There survived 23 days of rain, mud, hungry, insects and other difficulties before being rescued by a u.s. helicopter. With him, just another Thai prisoner managed in the enterprise. The others were all killed or captured fleeing.

4. escape from Alcatraz

Yes, even from prison, considered the world's safest there was who succeeded in escaping. In 1962, Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin planned what will become a textbook strategy. Using various metal objects including spoons, mufflers, barbed wire and other managed to seep into the ventilation channel adjacent to their cell, after excavation work lasted months and occurred mostly at night. From there went on a vertical chimney to the outer reef, where he hastily assembled an Airbed to disperse in the San Francisco Bay area. From there the story enters the mystery: there are those who claim to be drowned, who claims that have been loaded into the boat by accomplices and more. The fact is that their bodies have never been found.

3. violent Escape from the Maze prison – Europe – Ireland

1983, Northern Ireland. In the Maze prison, considered among the safest in Europe, were locked up many members of paramilitary group the IRA Irish terrorist. In 1983, 35 of them, led by Gerry Kelly and Bobby Storey were able to enter the prison several firearms with which they gave away to a rebellion of the whole arm. Threatening and making off in a car took force near a guard post but because of the inability to overcome the last gate on the left to cross on foot. 16 of 35 escapees are caught again while trailing to the ground remained many guards and many wounded.

2. Billy Hayes escaped from Turkey

The Turkish judiciary of 1975 was certainly special. Discovered him at his own expense, Billy Hayes, who was discovered with hashish aboard an airplane in which he was trying to leave the country. He was sentenced to 30 years and spent 5 in Sagmilicar prison before being transferred to an island prison in the sea of Marmara. Here he began to ponder the escape. In the surrounding Bay there were many boats but when there was bad weather is filled by small rowing boats of local fishermen. Hayes waited days hidden in a small cabin of concrete, then went out and made to swim the Bay to take possession of a small vessel which fled to nearby Greece with blows of oars. From there through much of Europe before being carried back in the United States. Hayes wrote a famous book on this flight and even television adaptations will be made.

1. the great escape

The "Grosse fuge" is one of the most known for escaping from prison camps occurred during World War II, thanks to films and documentaries that were made. For planning, risk and difficulty is also one of the most incredible. From Stalag Luft III in 1944, in Germany, fled at the height of 76 Allied one year of work involving hundreds of prisoners. They were so meticulous to dig three underground tunnels culminating in a forest next to the camp, equipped with air intakes and wooden buttresses to prevent meltdowns. The excavation was dispersed land daily in the field. After collecting civilian clothes and passports, one night, the flight began and went well until 76esimo a prisoner, which was discovered outside the prison. The plan for others jumped and the tunnels were closed. Only 3 of 76 prisoners escaped won't be caught again.
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