hi everyone, here are maybe the most resonant cases of prision breaks!! Some of these hide really funny stories, other are more violent or boldsy... depends how you see it!!! have a look
The Kandahar 500
On April 25, 2011, almost 500 Taliban prisoners, many of them senior commanders, escaped from an Afghan prison overnight after their comrades had spent months digging a massive underground tunnel in an audacious jailbreak that involved a 1,000-foot tunnel that the Taliban had dug for months.
Public Enemy No. 1
An FBI wanted poster shows a reward for John Dillinger on June 25, 1934. Dillinger escaped from jail twice: once in Lima, Ohio, when his gang sprung him; and again from an "escape-proof" jail in Crown Point, Indiana, in which he fashioned a fake gun out of wood or soap and shoe polish, and stole the sheriff's brand-new car.
He Won't Be Staying Long
Dillinger sits handcuffed to deputy police chief Carroll Holby and his attorney, Joseph Ryan, while on trial in Crown Point, Indiana, on Feb. 5, 1934. When Dillinger escaped, Sheriff Lillian Holley said: "If I ever see John Dillinger again, I'll shoot him dead with my own gun. Don't blame anyone else for this escape. Blame me. I have no political career ahead of me, and I don't care."
France's Own Public Enemy No. 1
Kidnapper, murderer, and robber Jacques Mesrine was a scourge in the U.S., Canada, and France, but was caught in France in 1973. After a brief escape in which he takes his sentencing judge hostage, he is recaptured and spends five years in La Sante Prison. He escaped with accomplice Francois Besse on May 8, 1978 (fellow prisoner, 26-year-old Carman Rives, pictured here, doesn't make it.) In 1979, after the 6 million-franc ransom of a millionaire, Mesrine was shot dead by police sharpshooters.
Unsuccessful 'Escape' After Bloody Sunday
Prisoners fail to escape prison during the War of Irish Independence in November 1920. On Nov. 21, 1920, after Irish Republicans and British Auxiliaries traded attacks that included civilian targets, three jailed Irish men were killed in Dublin Castle in what the British called a failed escape attempt, and the Irish Republicans called torture, murder, and a cover-up.
Escape by Hacksaw
North Carolina's Ivy Bluff Prison opened in July 1956 as an "escape-proof" maximum-security prison for inmates who proved too difficult for other prisons to house. In December 1959, a prisoner named Yank Stewart sawed through his bars with a hacksaw and took 19 prisoners with him. It was renamed Blanch Prison in 1963, and housed 18- to 21-year-olds from 1983 until it was closed in 1999.
Alleged Escape from Katanga
In January 1961, the government of the Republic of Congo announced that recently deposed prime minister Patrice Lumumba and colleagues had escaped from a prison in the secessionist province of Katanga, and were beaten to death by enraged villagers. These pictured items were said to be the items Lumumba used to escape.
How Did Patrice Lumumba Really Die?
Prime minister of the Republic of Congo Patrice Lumumba is pictured in June 1960. In 2002, the Belgian government admitted to "an irrefutable portion of responsibility in the events that led to the death of Lumumba." Evidence after his death pointed to the likelihood he'd been executed by Katanga authorities, probably at the behest of and with the supervision of Belgian officials.
Escape From Alcatraz
From the beginning of his imprisonment in 1960 to his breakout in May 1962, armed-robbery convict Frank Morris and two fellow prisoners worked on a complex escape plan in which they fashioned a homemade raft and paddles, dug a tunnel through vents in the back of their cells, and created lifelike dummies to throw off the guards. The three men were never seen again, and authorities insist they drowned in San Francisco Bay.
George Blake, Master Spy
George Blake was a British spymaster who had become a communist while reading the works of Marx as a prisoner of North Korea in the 1950s. When he returned to Britain, he was hailed as a hero and put to work recruiting Soviet double agents. In reality, he was a double agent himself, exposing 400 British spies to the USSR before being sentenced to 42 years in England's Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1961. Along with three other prisoners, he escaped five years later and fled to Moscow, where he still lives. Scotland Yard issued this photo of the escaped prisoner in 1966.
Wormwood Scrubs Prison
Rumors circulated that George Blake's escape must have been plotted by the KGB, but in reality, according to a fellow escapee, “It was to be an entirely unprofessional—almost one could say DIY—affair." Pictured: Wormwood Scrubs prison in London, from which double agent George Blake escaped, in November 1966.
'Texas Seven' Down To Three
On December 13, 2000, the inmates at John Connally maximum prison near Kenedy, Texas, overpowered 17 people during a lull in security, impersonated guards and civilians, raided weapons from the guard tower, and drove off in a prison maintenance truck. They were all captured or killed by Jan. 23, 2001, but not before murdering a police officer. Police released these mugshots of the "Texas Seven" in December 2000.
Kiwi Police Search for Escapees
A New Zealand officer searches a sheep truck at a road block, looking for escapees from Paremoremo prison, officially known as Auckland Prison, in 1998. The four who escaped, among the most dangerous convicts in the country, were recaptured within 10 days not far from a town just south of the roadblock.
Recaptured But Unbowed
Escaped prisoner Mathew Thompson leaves the Takapuna District Court after being recaptured by police in 1998. Using prison telephones, the escapees had masks, camouflage clothing, and a bulletproof vest smuggled into the prison, and guns waiting for them outside. After his recapture, one of the two escapees still incarcerated today has allegedly created a multimillion-dollar drug empire within the prison walls.
Airline Terror Suspect Dead or Alive in Pakistan
In 2006, British-Pakistani dual citizen Rashid Rauf was arrested in Pakistan on charges he was connected to a plot to bomb several airliners flying from the U.K. to the U.S. and Canada.
This Cat Is Not a Suspect in Rashid Rauf's Escape
A feline stands in front of the Islamabad prison Rashid Rauf escaped from on December 14, 2007. His escape was mysterious, and he supposedly accomplished it after freeing himself from handcuffs. In any case, two officers were later arrested by Islamabad police in connection with his escape. It's unclear whether Rauf is still alive or was killed in a U.S. missile attack in 2008.
Watching Themselves Break Out
Back in prison in 1948, prisoners James B. Sherbondy (left) and R. L. Freeman (right) watch the movie "Canon City," based on their attempted prison break from Colorado State Penitentiary. A dozen inmates escaped from the prison on New Year's Eve in 1947, and Sherbondy was the last to be recaptured, taking a family hostage but surrendering so a 7-year-old captive could be treated for appendicitis. In 1969, he was shot down in a bloody gunfight with police outside the Denver Post offices.
A Country Jail in the Phillippines
A thatch-and-timber prison on the Benguet Road in the Philippines, 1930, stands in stark contrast to the steel-and-concrete dungeons of the West--in more ways than one. This was one jail from which no one had tried to escape.