Top 10 Famous Escapes from Prison in the World

There are hundreds of prisons in the world and thousands of inmates successfully manage escaping every year around the world. Though some of these have to pass very minimal security implementation/restrictions to get rid of the prison but some really worked very hard, with deep planning to escape from prison. Such inmates made history and we will discuss them in our top 10 famous escapes from prison in the world list below.
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The Texas 7 Escape

The Texas 7 escape is at No. 10 in our top 10 famous escapes from prison in the world The Texas 7 escape is at No. 10 in our top 10 famous escapes from prison in the world list which consists on a story of a group of prisoners named as the Texas 7. The group successfully managed escaping on December 13, 2000 from the John Connally Unit located just around the Kennedy. It earned much popularity that they portrayed it in their show America’s Most Wanted on January 21-23, 2001.
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Dieter Dengler Escape

of Dieter Dengler is also of worth to list in this historically famous prison escapes list of all time The escape story of Dieter Dengler is also of worth to list in this historically famous prison escapes list of all time. Dengler was a Navy pilot who was of German-American descent. He participated in Vietnam War, got captured and detained in a jungle prison camp in 1966. He managed escaping from this really dangerous jungle prison along with six other inmates which nearly cost him his life. He stayed for 23 days in jungle without food.
8

Slawomir Rawicz Escape

Soviet occupation troops captured a Polish soldier named Slawomir Rawicz after the country was invaded by the German-Soviet forces in 1939 (during WWII). Soviet occupation troops captured a Polish soldier named Slawomir Rawicz after the country was invaded by the German-Soviet forces in 1939 (during WWII). They took this Polish soldier to Moscow along with other prisoners, where they sent him to Kharkov initially for interrogation. But as soon as his trial got completed, they sent Rawicz to Lubyanka prison, located in the capital city Moscow. He successfully managed escaping from this prison along with six other prisoners.
7

Alcatraz Escape

The original prison escape took place in 1962 which was the result of months of meticulous planning made by John Anglin Alcatraz escape is a kind of prison escape in our list which has been widely portrayed in many movies. The original prison escape took place in 1962 which was the result of months of meticulous planning made by John Anglin, Frank Morris and Clarence. This is a San Francisco prison which is located on an island named Alcatraz. The prison had a fame of most escaped-proof prison in the world. It was really mind-blowing planning.
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Libby Prison Escape

. More than 100 Union soldiers managed escaping during the American Civil War between 9th and 10th February back in year 1864 Libby Prison escape will be remembered for centuries in American history because it is widely described as most prominent or notorious prison break ever happened in American history. More than 100 Union soldiers managed escaping during the American Civil War between 9th and 10th February back in year 1864. They managed breaking war building overnight located in Richmond, Virginia. The name of this building was Libby Prison. 59 out of total 109 escapees managed reaching Union lines.
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The Maze Prison Escape

The Maze Prison escape is widely known as among most violent prison escapes The Maze Prison escape is widely known as among most violent prison escapes ever happened in the human history. This fifth top-rated escape in our list took place in 1983. Total 35 inmates were involved in this escape, who, somehow took control of a cell block of this prison using short guns (that they managed smuggling into the prison), hijacked a car and ran away. They hit their car into the fence and ran away by foot.
4

Pascal Payet Escape

place which was famous for its tight security implementations in France. Payet escaped this place though hijacking helicopter Pascal Payet escape is at No. 4 in our top 10 famous escapes from prison in the world list because this man successfully managed escaping not one but for two different times, from a place which was famous for its tight security implementations in France. Payet escaped this place though hijacking helicopter in both occasions. Three other prisoners also got escaped successfully with his help. He escaped for this first time in 2001 and then again in 2003.
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Billy Hayes Escape

This American student got arrested in Turkey for smuggling two pounds of hash in 1970 The name of Billy Hayes would be known to many Americans especially who were young in 1970. This American student got arrested in Turkey for smuggling two pounds of hash in 1970. They arrested him into a plane and sentenced to thirty years in prison. After spending five years in land prison, they transferred Hayes to an island prison where this American student planned his escape and successfully managed. Later on Hayes wrote “Midnight Express” on his escape. The same topic was used to make a movie as well.
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Colditz Escape

the jail faced numerous successful escaping attempts but attempt with building glider Colditz was among dozens of war camps build and managed by German Army during World War II that were very famous among German Army. They built this prisoner-of-war camp in Colditz Castle. This prison was on top of a hill located nearby the Colditz town. Though the jail faced numerous successful escaping attempts but attempt with building glider idea was really interesting which was dream up by two British pilots.
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The Great Escape

The Great Escape is the story of those 76 Allied soldiers who successfully managed escaping in 1944 The Great Escape is the story of those 76 Allied soldiers who successfully managed escaping in 1944 with a large-scale planning and high risk from Stalag Luft III. They were captured and placed by German Army at Stalaf Luft III prison which was specifically opened during WWII. It took them around a year to get escaped from this prison in which nearly 600 prisoners participated. Actually three tunnels were dug by these Allied soldiers 30 feet beneath the surface that surfaced in nearby forest.

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