Four men conspire to break out of one of the most notorious prisons in American history: Alcatraz. What happened to them remains a mystery to this day.
Stuck in prison on life sentences, two men used engineering smarts and psychological manipulation to escape Dannemora Prison.
El Chapo became one of the most notorious drug cartel kingpins in modern history—and his audacious escapes from maximum-security prisons in Mexico became the stuff of legends.
Six men escaped Pittsburgh State Penitentiary by tunneling to freedom under the massive wall of the prison. They made it as far as Texas before being caught.
Allied prisoners used all kinds of forgery and engineering tactics to tunnel out of a German Prisoner of War camp. Almost all were caught, fifty were executed and three made their way to freedom.
Almost forty IRA members locked up at HM Maze prison escaped in a food truck. Many were caught right away, some years later—and some were never seen again.
Two desperate murderers made an audacious rooftop escape from the forty-foot-high Elmira State Prison.