More than 9 million Men and Women are locked up all across the world. This podcast tells the stories of those who dared to escape.
The Texas Seven
George Rivas walked slowly out of the guard house of the maximum security prison he was serving time in and made his way over to the gate beside the guard tower.
Nervously he cleared his throat and yelled up to the officer to open the main ...
Catching a Ride
Jody Thompson anxiously peered around the corner of the prison loading dock. Just 10 meters in front of him he could see the delivery truck with its back door still open. All he needed to do was quickly run across the dock and jump into the back. This ...
Locked Up MacGyver
Harold Laird stood against his cell door trying not to nervously shake. He watched on in horror as an officer banged his fist against the plastic frame that covered the flickering light fixture on his wall. The plastic frame that Laird had haphazardly ...
Up and Over
Elmira Correctional Facility prisoner Timothy Vail, stared down the guard at centre gate who’d just emerged with a hand held metal detector. He felt the straps of the bag he’d slung over his shoulder weigh down heavily on him. He felt the head of the s...
The Pittsburgh Six
Western Penitentiary prisoner Nuno Pontes has 17 seconds. 17 seconds to take a makeshift key, sneak into a restricted area undetected and test that his key fits the padlock. The padlock that’s locking the door to freedom. 17 seconds that could make or ...