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#Prison Break

# prison-break - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Dutch police arrest four after foiled jailbreak

Pictures from the scene showed the partially burnt white van parked outside the prison gate.

# prison-break - Monday 30 September, 2019

Four 'extremely dangerous' inmates overpower guards and escape jail in Ohio

Police believe the men may have had outside help that allowed them to escape.

# prison-break - Friday 9 November, 2018

Search launched after prisoner escapes from Dublin courthouse

The man escaped from the Cloverhill court in Clondalkin, west Dublin this morning.

# prison-break - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

PSNI appeal for John Clifford to hand himself in as they continue hunt for child killer

The 56-year-old remains at large after he did not return to prison on Sunday.

# prison-break - Monday 15 May, 2017

Seventeen prisoners shot dead following mass breakout in a Papua New Guinea prison

Jails in Papua New Guinea are often overcrowded and conditions are poor.

# prison-break - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Detectives baffled as inmates cut through bars to escape California prison

The prisoners used a makeshift rope of bedding and clothing to rappel down from the second floor window.

# prison-break - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Lad Bible apologises to Prison Break star over meme about weight gain

Actor Wentworth Miller said on social media that the pictures were taken while he was suffering from depression.

From The Daily Edge Actor Wentworth Miller has written an inspiring response to a fat-shaming meme about him Big F--king Deal

Actor Wentworth Miller has written an inspiring response to a fat-shaming meme about him

“I put on weight. Big f–king deal.”

# prison-break - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter Prison Break This post contains videos

Video shows inmates escaping from Canadian prison by helicopter

The men were arrested hours after their great escape.

# prison-break - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Man who cut off businessman's penis among three to escape maximum-security prison

The men escaped during a disturbance in the prison.

# prison-break - Monday 28 September, 2015

Prison worker hid tools in hamburgers that helped convicted killers escape

Joyce Mitchell reached a deal with prosecutors.

# prison-break - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Prison worker helped inmates escape after getting "caught up in the fantasy"

Joyce Mitchell says she also had sexual relations with one of the men.

# prison-break - Friday 26 June, 2015

One escaped killer 'shot dead by police' in New York

Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from a maximum security prison three weeks ago.

# prison-break - Sunday 21 June, 2015

The net may finally be closing on two convicted killers who escaped prison

New York State Police spokesman Beau Duffy said officers were investigating a possible sighting of the prisoners.

# prison-break - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Prison officer suspended as escaped convicted killers spotted 300 miles away

Two men were seen walking near a rail yard in Erwin on June 13.

# prison-break - Saturday 30 May, 2015

This violent robber escaped prison - by walking out the front door

Unsophisticated, but successful.

# prison-break - Monday 11 August, 2014

100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack

By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.

# prison-break - Monday 10 February, 2014

64: The number of prisoners escaped since 1996 still at large

The Irish Prison Service is in charge of prisoners, but if they abscond gardaí are informed.

# prison-break - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'Defiant' Morsi asks judge: "Do you know who I am?"

The ousted Egyptian president appeared before a court today over a prison escape during an uprising in 2011.

# prison-break - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

# prison-break - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Thieves in Italy broke IN to a prison to steal €5,000

The money had been left in a safe for prisoners by their families.

# prison-break - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival Equality

Here's the letter gay actor Wentworth Miller sent to a Russian film festival

The Prison Break star snubbed an invitation, saying he was “deeply troubled” by Russia’s treatment of gay men and women.

# prison-break - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for freeing militants from Iraqi prisons

Over 40 people were killed in assaults on the jails that freed militants including top leaders.

# prison-break - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Brothers still missing from Roscommon prison

The two brothers, Vasilea and Toader Feier, left a note in their cell at Castlerea Prison.

# prison-break - Monday 16 July, 2012

Update: Two brothers escape from Roscommon prison

Authorities at Castlerea Prison in Co Roscommon discovered that the two men, both in their 20s, were unaccounted for this morning.

# prison-break - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there should be 'open prisons'?

There are 19 inmates on the run from open prisons in Ireland. Only 6 per cent of our total prison population is in an open centre. Do we need them at all? You decide…

Prisoner has been on the run since 1995

Joint Oireachtas Committee hears that there are 19 prisoners unlawfully at large – one for 17 years.

# prison-break - Friday 23 March, 2012

Detainees escape from Iraqi prison 'through small window'

Prisoners fashioned ropes out of blankets and escaped out of a small window, according to a police official.

# prison-break - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Two escape from garda custody in Limerick

The men were being transferred from the District Court to Limerick Prison.

# prison-break - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag Nice Try

Woman tries to smuggle husband out of prison... in a bag

Suspicions were raised when the woman left the facility with a bulky suitcase after a conjugal visit.

# prison-break - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Search continues for over 480 Afghan prisoners who dug their way out of jail

Prisoners spent five months digging the tunnel and preparing for their escape – and just over four hours getting out through it.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know: Irish toddler to undergo pioneering surgery; Afghan police search for over 450 escaped prisoners; and a ‘human canonball’ stuntman has been killed in Kent.

# prison-break - Friday 20 August, 2010

THE US FUGITIVE who broke out of an Arizona prison with two fellow inmates has finally been captured after a three-week manhunt.

John McCluskey, 45, was on the run with his cousin and fiancée Casslyn Welch, 44, were tracked by authorities across six states before being tracked down to a camp site in eastern Arizona.

A ranger became suspicious when he discovered a car parked in the state park near an unattended fire.

A SWAT team surrounded McCluskey and Welch, and took them into custody. McCluskey told authorities he wished he had killed the forest ranger when he had the chance.

The couple, who were regarded as “Americda’s Most Wanted”, are suspected of murdering two people, whose burned bodies were discovered in a trailer on a ranch in New Mexico on 4 August.

Welch is accused of assisting McCluskey and two other inmates in their prison escape on 30 July.

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The escape has brought the prison’s security procedures into question, but records show that the prison’s security passed official checks.

The other two inmates were re-captured within days of the escape.

McCluskey’s stepfather made a television appeal asking him to turn himself in, but threatening to shoot him if he should return home.

# prison-break - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

A US FUGITIVE and his cousin-fiancée are on the run in the US since his escape from prison nearly two weeks ago. John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44, have been chased by police across six states.

Two other prisoners who escaped alongside McCluskey have already been captured. Welch allegedly helped the trio to break out of Arizona State Prison by providing tools to cut the prison fence.

McCluskey was serving a 15-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder at the time of his escape. He and Welch are suspected of murdering a couple whose burned remains were discovered in a camper on a remote ranch in Oklahoma.

The couple, who are believed to style themselves on the notorious outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, are believed to have left their hiding spot in the Yellowstone National Park area of Wyoming.

Unconventional appeal

US authorities say they don’t believe McCluskey and Welch may not be willing to “go down lightly” if confronted by authorities. In an extraordinary public appeal, McCluskey’s stepfather called for him to give himself up.

In his plea, Jack Washburn threatened to shoot McCluskey if he ever saw him again and said:

I know what you guys are doing. You think you’re Bonnie and Clyde: you’re not. You’re no comparison, you’re scum.

The Toronto Sun today reported that the couple may be heading for the Canadian border.

The prison break has exposed security flaws at the complex. AP reports that no alarms rang as the three men made their getaway from the medium-security institution.