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The 8 Most Impressive Prison Breaks in History

Society & Culture  (tags: Prison Breaks, History, Crime, Law, Political activism )

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Prison breaks loom large in pop culture: they're in movies, TV series, books, even cartoons. It's the chaos they cause, more than anything, that makes their stories so riveting. It's also interesting to note that not all prison breaks are created equal.

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Chien Chao (105)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 1:52 am
thank you~

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:01 am
Thanks Nancy.

Marian D (57)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:19 am

Antonio Mendes (134)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:20 am
It's very interesting. Thank you Nancy!

MmAway M (505)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 12:49 pm
Interesting Nancy -- Thanks for this!

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Tuesday March 8, 2011, 10:19 pm

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Andrea Nemec (213)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:04 am
Thanks for sharing!

Ryan Nixon (4)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 11:03 am
wow. some of these are really impressive.

Rachel L (22)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:14 pm
Entertaining article, thank you!

Joyce G (73)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 7:25 pm
Very Interesting. Thanks

Christina McCabe (35)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 11:51 pm
On October 31, 1973 an IRA member hijacked a helicopter and forced the pilot to land in the exercise yard of Dublin's Mountjoy Jail's D Wing at 3.40pm, October 31, 1973. Three members of the IRA were able to escape, JB O'Hagan, Seamus Twomey and Kevin Mallon. Another prisoner who also was in the prison was quoted as saying, "One shamefaced screw apologised to the governor and said he thought it was the new Minister for Defence (Paddy Donegan) arriving. I told him it was our Minister of Defence leaving."

The Mountjoy helicopter escape became Republican lore and was immortalized by "The Helicopter Song", which contains the lines "It's up like a bird and over the prison. There's three men a missing I heard the warder say".

M B (62)
Thursday March 10, 2011, 6:25 am
Thanks for sharing!!
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