Famous Prison Escapes - Facts about Prison Breaks

Prison Escapes

Although the intention of every prison is to securely hold its prisoners inside of its walls, many famous escape attempts marked the history of our world. Here you can find more about some of the most spectacular prison escape attempts in the world.

List of Famous Prison Escapes

Tales of the prisoners who successfully escaped their prison always fueled imaginations of the people all around the world. Here you can find out which prison escapes are best remembered today, from the exploits of famous womanizer Giacomo Casanova in 18th century, to the modern day age when prisoners managed to escape even from most heavily guarded supermax prisons.

Escapes from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz that conducted by Anglin and Frank Lee Morris during 1962 is today remembered as one of the most famous prison escapes of all time. Stories about this daring escape still circulate among the population of world, and mysterious circumstances that surround this event remain unsolved even today.

Escapes from Maze Prison

Britain’s largest prison break happened at the end of 1983 when over 30 armed IRA solders managed to engage the prison guards of one of the most secure European prison in deadly combat, and escape through the prison gates.

Escape from Siberia - The Long Walk

The autobiographic book of Polish soldier Sławomir Rawicz described his incredible prison break journey from the gates of the frozen Siberian Gulag prison camp to the 4000 miles distant safety in India. Although many modern historians dispute his claim, the story of his life remains popular in the minds of the worldwide audience.

Escape from Stalag Luft III - The Great Escape

Among the many prison break stories during the Second World War, one stands out because of its incredible scope and complexity. Under the leadership of British POW Roger Bushell, prisoners of German camp “Stalag Luft III” dug not one, but three very long underground tunnels that enabled them to create one of the biggest prison break attempts in WW2 Europe.

Escape from Alfred George Hinds Prison

Life story of celebrated English criminal and escape artist Alfred George Hinds is full of interesting events. Here you can find out about his numerous prison break attempts and his lifelong struggle against the English legal system.