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Famous escapes from prison

Pascal Payet: three escapes from prison by helicopter! (17 photos)

Pascal Payet, or Kalashnikov Pat, was in prison for murder during a robbery collector car. In 2001 he was sentenced to 30 years in prison and has since managed to escape from prison three times by helicopter! Last time, in 2007, landed on the roof of the prison stolen half an hour earlier with the Cannes resort together with the pilot of the helicopter is in search of Payet popped his three seriously armed accomplice. And so he flew off the roof with accomplices in masks. On the Mediterranean Sea, they released the pilot and since then nobody has anything about Pascal, nor his accomplices have not heard
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John Dillinger: escaped from jail using a fake gun made of wood and painted in black shoe polish

The legendary Johnny D, which by the way he played his namesake Johnny Depp in the recent Hollywood premiere, the American bank robber 30s, robbed at least two dozen banks and twice escaped from prison. Some time spent in prison Dillinger Michigan City, Indiana, until 1933 had not been paroled. After 4 months, he was sent to prison again – this time in Lima, Ohio, where he was rescued his armed gang, killing the jailer, Sheriff Jessie Serber. Most of the gang was caught in the same year at Arizona Tucson, during a shootout at the historic Hotel Congress. Dillinger was jailed in Lake County Indiana Crown Point. He was charged with attempted murder of police officer William O’Malley during a bank robbery in East Chicago, Indiana, effected almost immediately after Dillinger escape from prison.
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March 3, 1934 Johnny D’escaped from Crown Point (prisons, of which at that time was considered impossible to escape), which was guarded by a huge number of police and military of the National Guard. The newspapers immediately came the news that Dillinger escaped from jail using a fake gun made of wood and painted in black shoe polish. With this gun he forced the guard to open the door of his cell, and then took two hostages, gathered all the guards in his cell and locked them, and he quietly got out of prison.
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Alfie Hinds: ran from the law three times, once just the guards locked in the closet

Alfie Hinds – Britain, repeatedly escapes from the law, in the amount of three times. The fourth time he got out of jail already legally completely after serving the entire term. Hinds for its fame famous thief – the way his father had actually died, being punished for armed robbery. In 1953 Alfie Hines was arrested for robbing a jewelry store loud, 90,000 dollars in revenue from which would never have been returned. In court, he pleaded not guilty and was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment. After Alfie somehow inexplicably escaped from behind closed doors and a 6-meter prison wall, the public dubbed him Guddini Hinds (in honor of the famous magician and illusionist). He led an honest life as a builder and decorator, while in 1956 Scotland Yard detectives finally tracked him down and upekli again to prison, through 248 days of searching. After his arrest, Hinds law turned against the government, accusing jailers in the illegal arrest and successfully used this incident to escape from the courthouse. When two guards led him into the bathroom and took off his handcuffs so he could celebrate his business – he shoved them down the toilet and locked from the outside with a padlock (accomplices advance built into the door with wood screw rod bent into a ring, so that he could to do this). Hinds was arrested at the airport only a few hours later. His third escape he realized with Helmsfordskoy prison. After that, he returned to Ireland, where for two years he lived and worked as a car salesman. Once again, he was captured when he was stopped by a police officer for driving an unregistered vehicle. At this time he also used his mind to find a loophole in the law – while the jailbreak is not considered a misdemeanor, so that an additional period he was not added. So Alfie Hinds was sentenced to six years in prison for robbing a jewelry in 1953, plus he won a lawsuit for libel against the police arrested him, and after his release spent the rest of life as a mini-celebrity, sold his story to the news agency News of the World for $ 40,000.
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Julian Shotard: escaped from prison, clinging to the bottom of the van that brought him to prison

In 2009 French arsonist Julian Shotard escaped from prison bold and impudent way. He managed to escape from a group of prisoners, only arrived in Pentonville prison in north London.While other prisoners run inside, Shotardu managed to dive for a prison van that had just brought them out of the building of the royal court Shersbruk (where Shotard was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment). Julian successfully left the prison a few minutes later, clinging to the bottom of the same van. Later he came to the police and surrendered
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Frank Morris, Clarence and John Anglin – the only prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz

During its 29 years of operation of Alcatraz from it many times tried to escape. According to prison records, was just 14 escape attempts, which involved 36 prisoners (two of them – twice), 23 were caught, six – shot and killed during their escape, and three were lost at sea and no one is more about them not heard – their bodies have not been found
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But June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin successfully carried out one of the most intricate escape plans that have ever been developed. Morris and Anglin climbed up the ventilation shaft and through one of the chimneys climbed onto the roof. Trio then went down the roof and floated away from the island on rubber rafts. The next morning police searched for the escapees on Alcatraz, but to no avail.
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The warden explained that prisoners seized on at once because they put fake heads made of dare soap, toilet paper and real hair on their cots than fooled and prison officers conducting night inspections. Morris and Anglin brothers subsequently disappeared without a trace and are still wanted by the FBI, although they are believed to have drowned in the Bay of San Francisco, trying to swim away from the island.
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Billy Hayes: escaped from a Turkish prison and became a writer

Sentenced to 30 years in a Turkish prison for drug trafficking in 1970, 22-year-old American was originally sentenced to four years and two months in a Turkish prison, a few weeks before the deadline, he learned that the authorities have decided to sentence him to life in prison, so he decided that he must escape. After 6 months of planning, he got into a fight with a security guard, stole his uniform, and took home $ 2,000, which his father had smuggled into prison an album with photos, Hayes stole a rowboat and got her to shore. Hoping to reach Greece, Hayes dyed his blond hair black and went to the border. Barefoot, hungry and without a passport, he swam across the river and walked many miles. When Hayes finally came upon an armed soldier, Billy thought he had lost his chance for freedom, but the soldier shouted at him in Greek, which meant that he still crossed the border. Ultimately, Hayes returned safely to the United States, and then wrote for publication Midnight Express (Midnight Express), an autobiographical book about his life in prison and escape from there.
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The Texas Seven: escaped from prison with a maximum level of protection with extremely researched plan

December 13, 2000 seven inmates John Connally Unit – the most guarded prison in Texas Karnes County – escaped using a sophisticated scheme. Using several well-planned ploys seven criminals disarmed and locked the nine prison guards, four employees of correctional institutions and three uninvolved inmates in the escape plan. Escape occurred during the quietest period of the day when the observation platform for tehobstuzhivaniya minimized – during lunch and during the survey. Most of these tricks involved one of the offenders, hail someone while another beat any unsuspecting person on the head from behind. Once the victim has been neutralized, the criminals took away a piece of clothing, tied and locked her in the transformer. The attackers stole clothing, credit cards, and identification of the victims. The group also gave herself on the phone for prison staff and made false calls to remove the suspicions of the authorities. Thereafter, three members of the group in stolen civilian clothing made our way to the back gate of the prison. They gave themselves for electricians who have to install video monitors. One guard at the gatehouse was neutralized, then the trio raided the guard tower and stole many weapons. Meanwhile, four other criminals called the guards this very tower towers to distract them. Then they stole a pickup service personnel, which drove up to the back gate, and took leave of his comrades in prison. A year later, all of them tracked down and caught, which contributed to the TV show America’s Most Wanted.
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Prisoners “Rat Hell”: The most famous (and successful) escape during the American Civil War

Jailbreak Libby was one of the most famous (and successful) prison escape during the American Civil War. In the night from 9 to 10 February 1864 more than 100 imprisoned Union soldiers escaped from a prison building, built in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. Of the 109 escapees, 59 people got to the borders of the Union, 48 were returned, two drowned in a nearby river James River. The prisoners dug a tunnel from the basement prison pomeschiny out. It was not an easy task, as Libby basement was dark and infested with parasites, known as men “Hellhole Rats”, but after seventeen days of digging, they reached a nearby tobacco warehouse. Uzbegali officers from prison in groups of two and three hours February 9, 1864.Once prisoners gathered in a walled storage area and just walked out of the gate. The tunnel has a sufficient distance from the prison to stealthily destroy power lines and allow prisoners to slip into the dark street. Jailbreak Libby was made possible thanks to the effort of its leaders, Colonel Rose and Major Hamilton. Rose and Hamilton worked tirelessly to implement escape. This idea came to Rose about the tunnel in the basement, and Hamilton designed the pass. Rose worked feverishly in the tunnel and organized digging team, while Hamilton was engaged in logistics and invented contraptions in order to remove dirt and deliver oxygen to the tunnel.
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Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba: escaped from Auschwitz, and later made many lives saved subsequently report on the Nazi camp

Wetzler was a Slovak Jew, and one of the few Jews who managed to escape from Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. Wetzler escaped with the same as he was a Jew named Rudolf Vrba. With dungeon camp at 2 pm on Friday, April 7, 1944 – the eve of Passover – the two men hid inside the wooden piles, which was intended for the construction of the section “Mexico” for newcomers. She was surrounded by barbed wire inner perimeter of Birkenau, but in the outer perimeter guards remain vigilant all day. Other prisoners spread around the board sunken area to hide the men, and then sprinkled the area acute Russian tobacco soaked in gasoline to fool dogs. Wetzler and Vrba hid for 4 nights – to catch them again.
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April 10, wearing Dutch suits, coats and shoes, which they took from the camp, they moved south, running parallel to the river Sola and reached the Polish border with Slovakia over 133 kilometers. They found their way through a page torn from a children’s atlas that Vrba found in stock.
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Wetzler and Vrba later became known thanks to the report, in which they describe the internal structure of the Auschwitz camp – camp site plan, construction of the gas chambers, crematoriums and, most convincingly, a label from cans Zyklon. These 32 pages were the first detailed report about Auschwitz, which reached the West and that the Allies regarded as credible. It is said that the report has saved 120,000 lives.
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Dieter Dengler, one of the few soldiers, who escaped from a POW camp during the Vietnam War

Dieter Dengler was a German-American Marine pilot who made a famous escape from a POW camp in the jungle during the Vietnam War. In early 1966, Dengler’s plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Laos, the pilot was captured and sent to a POW camp, which ran the Pathet Lao, a group of supporters of North Vietnam. Dengler has earned a reputation for his uncanny ability to escape from the false POW camps during his military training, so he immediately developed a plan of escape for prisoners. June 29, 1966 he and six other prisoners managed to escape from the shackles of the hands and feet and acquire weapons of protection. After shooting three guards, Dengler escaped into the dense forest. Ultimately, he spent 23 days in the jungle, to withstand extremely high temperatures, insects, leeches, parasites and horrible starvation before it was rescued by an American helicopter. He was the only one of the prisoners who survived this escape. The rest were either killed or disappeared in the jungle. Arriving home, Dengler was a successful test pilot, and to this day it is one of the few American soldiers who escaped from a POW camp in the Laotian jungle to survive and tell his story to others.
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Besides him, did manage to escape a more Captain Charles Fredrik Klasmennu who was shot down and captured, later to escape with six other inmates of the camp, five of whom have not been found, and Nick Rowe, who escaped from the camp of the Congress of the Vietnamese and wrote a book about it on “Five Years to Freedom.”

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