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Prison Escape

This Makes Two Jailbreaks Involving A Helicopter For Quebec

AP | Posted 06.08.2014 | Crime

MONTREAL (AP) — The search widened Sunday for three inmates who escaped with the help of a helicopter from a detention center in Quebec City a day e...

Captured: Inmate Who Fled 6 Days Before Release

Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recapt...

Officials Still Unsure How Inmates Escaped So Easily

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 10.23.2013 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, includ...

Chris Kirkham

Controversial 'Lockup Quotas' Fuel Private Prison Profits

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business

After three violent inmates escaped from an Arizona private prison in July 2010, prompting a two-week, multi-state manhunt, state corrections official...

Capital Murder Trial To Begin For Arizona Fugitive

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — John McCluskey was arrested wearing one of the victims' baseball caps. But his defense attorney said Monday prosecutors will...

Brazil Prison Break Captured On Video

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

About 50 inmates escaped Fundacao Casa facility after a massive riot broke out at the Sao Paolo youth detention center Monday. Helicopter cameras c...

Gangster Blows Up Prison Doors, Busts Out

Newser.com | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime

A French gangster inspired by movies like Scarface and Heat broke out of prison yesterday and sparked a manhunt across Europe, CNN reports. Redoine Fa...

Coke Lord Escapes Prison

Posted 04.12.2013 | Crime

Eugene Nicholas Cobbs, who was brought to justice after crashing a plane teeming with $24 million in coke, escaped from prison on Wednesday, News9 rep...

11 Inmates Escape During Prison Shooting In Greece

AP | COSTAS KANTOURIS | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

TRIKALA, Greece — At least 11 inmates escaped from a Greek prison Friday night after gunmen brazenly attacked the site with grenades and automat...

Police Find Killer Escaped From Prison Farm In Garage

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 09.28.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm was captured Thursday after more than four days on the run. Jam...

Killer Escapes Prison

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 11.25.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. — There was no sign of a convicted killer two days after he walked away from his tractor outside a prison farm in rural North Caro...

Toilet Prison Escape Fail On 'World's Wildest Police Videos'

Posted 08.07.2012 | TV

The show may be called "World's Wildest Police Videos" (Mon. 10 p.m. ET on Spike), but the inmate featured on this week's episode could have starred i...

Inmate Attempts To Escape By Hailing Cab

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi...

'Final Offer': Prison Escape Map Drawn By MLK Jr. Assassin

Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

James Earl Ray is most well known for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a career criminal, and he participated in two prison breaks;...

Escaped Convict Arrested More Than 31 Years After Fleeing Prison

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 05.25.2012 | Crime

More than 31 years after he escaped from prison, Armin Christian's life on the lam has ended. Police have arrested Christian, who has been living q...

Jail Is A Drag: Man Escapes Mexican Prison Dressed As A Woman

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.23.2012 | Weird News

Dwight Worker was thrown into a Mexican prison because of drugs. He got out, however, because of drag. Worker, an American, was arrested in Mexico ...

2 Inmates At Large After Escaping From Kansas Jail

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime

TOPEKA, Kan. — A convicted murderer and another inmate remained at large Wednesday night after escaping from a Kansas jail where they'd been tra...

6 Inmates Recaptured At Sea After Fleeing Island Penal Colony

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.24.2012 | Crime

MEXICO CITY -- Six inmates from the last island penal colony in the Americas were recaptured at sea after they used buoyant containers and wood planks...

Death Penalty For Inmate Who Killed Guard With Pipe

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 12.27.2011 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota inmate was sentenced to death Thursday for killing a prison guard by bashing him with a pipe, covering his mo...

Fugitive Arrested After 32 Years On The Run

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.26.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Officers posing as forest rangers surprised a 60-year-old escapee from Florida at a remote Colorado cabin on Wednesday, bringing a sudden en...

After Conjugal Visit, Woman Caught Sneaking Man Out Of Prison In A Suitcase

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | World

CHETUMAL, Mexico (AP) -- Police say a woman was caught trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of a Mexican prison in a suitcase following a conjug...

Andrea Stone

Experts Say Al Qaeda Prison Break In Yemen A 'Setback' In Fight Against Terror, 'Harbinger' Of Worse To Come

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A prison break in South Yemen that saw dozens of al Qaeda militants escape Wednesday is the latest troubling sign that the political uph...

UK Murderer's Crazy Jail Escape Plot Foiled

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A murderer's plot to escape from a British jail using a helicopter and secret codes hidden in Sudoku puzzles has been foiled. Brian La...

Craig "Lazie" Lynch, UK Fugitive Who Taunted Police On Facebook Caught

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — An escaped British convict whose online antics drew an international Internet fan base has been caught after nearly four months on the ...

2 Convicted Killers Escape From Maximum-Security Indiana Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Police and prison guards aided by search dogs hunted Sunday for two convicted killers and a third man who escaped the maxi...