For as long as we have had laws, we have had law breakers and to complicate has been proven to be 100% effective to reform these people. The things they do aren’t in any way cool and seeing them behind bars helps us, even just a little, to feel that they can’t harm anyone now.
However, they are not called bad people for nothing so it’s not surprising to see them escape and when they do, they do it in no less than hardcore way.
Here are the top 10 most hardcore of all.
10. Maze Prison Escape
This is, perhaps, the biggest prison escape in British history.
At around, 2:30 AM, 38 Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoners took over the H-block. They held the pirson guards hostage at gunpoint. Some of the prisoners stole the guard’s clothing and car keys. When the truck carrying food supplies, the prisoners tied the driver’s foot to the clutch and ordered him to drive.
19 prisoners were caught over the next few days. Those who did get away got help from the IRA. Some managed to get to the US only to be extradited later on. Due to politics in Northern Ireland, none of the remaining escapees are being actively sought and some have been given amnesties.
9. Alfred Hinds
“Alfie” Hinds was a British criminal and escape artist who, while serving a 12 year prison sentence for robbery, successfully broke out of three high security prisons.
Hinds escaped from Nottingham prison by sneaking through the locked doors and over a 20-foot prison wall. Hinds got into prison again and then in trial. He had a padlock smuggled in to him while at the Law Courts. Two guards escorted him to the toilet, but when they removed his handcuffs Alfie bundled the men into the cubicle and snapped the padlock onto screw eyes that his accomplices had earlier fixed to the door. He escaped into the crowd on Fleet Street but was captured at an airport five hours later. Hinds would make his third escape from Chelmsford Prison less than a year later.
8. The Texas Seven
The Texas 7 was a group of prisoners who escaped from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas on December 13, 2000 from the John B. Connally Unit, a maximum-security state prison near the South Texas town of Kenedy. Using several well-planned ploys, the seven convicts overpowered and restrained nine civilian maintenance supervisors, four correctional officers and three uninvolved inmates at approximately 11:20 a.m.
The escape was a combination of perfect timing (it happened during the slowest period of the day when there would be less surveillance), stealing prison guards uniform and guns, and createing false stories to ward off suspicion from authorities.
The remaining 5 living members of the group are all on death row awaiting death by lethal injection. Of the other two, one committed suicide and one has already been executed.
7. The True Story of the Auschwitz Protocol
Wetzler was a Slovak Jew, and one of a very small number of Jews known to have escaped from the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust. Wetzler and a fellow Jew named Rudolf Vrba escaped on April 7, 1944, the eve of Passover. They got help from other prisoners by putting boards around a hollowed-out area to hide the men, then sprinkled the area with pungent Russian tobacco soaked in gasoline to fool the guards’ dogs. The two remained in hiding for 4 nights – to avoid recapture.
On April 10, wearing Dutch suits, overcoats, and boots they had taken from the camp, they made their way south, walking parallel to the Sola river, heading for the Polish border with Slovakia 80 miles (133 km.) away, guiding themselves using a page from a child’s atlas that Vrba had found in the warehouse.
Rawicz was sentenced, ostensibly for spying, to 25 years of hard labor in a Siberian prison camp. He was transported, to Irkutsk and made to walk to Camp 303, 650 km south of the Arctic Circle, to build the camp from the ground up.
On 9 April 1941, Rawicz claimed that he and his six allies escaped in a middle of a blizzard. They rushed to the south, avoiding towns in fear they would be betrayed, but apparently they were not actively pursued. Nine days later they crossed the Lena River. They walked around Lake Baikal and crossed to Mongolia. During the crossing of the Gobi desert, two of the group (Krystyna and Makowski) died. Others had to eat snakes to survive. Around October 1941 they claim to have reached Tibet and India around March 1942.
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