Talk:Prison escape

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Move to prison escape[edit]

"Jailbreak" is an informal term. Can someone please move the content to prison escape (which currently redirects here). 05:05, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

This article blows...

Right category?[edit]

Does this really qualify to be in the category Escapees, shouldn't that technically only be people who have escaped? Lokal Profil 19:11, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

The historical section that describes certain prison breaks and how they occured can be useful in learning about how that escapee managed to escape (for fun, not for information! :) so although not technically part of the Escapees category it does belong there in principle. --SMK 11:36, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Wooden Horse[edit]

Is the Wooden Horse escape ( Book by Eric Williams, also film) famous enough to be included?. RalphHinton 17:26, 15 December 2006 (UTC) There is also the recent escape where the man used grease on his body to get through a narrow gap. It might be relevant here or in escapees?. RalphHinton 14:11, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Some statistics of the number or prison escapes per year would be helpful[edit]

Maybe in the US, or by state. Malamockq 21:27, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Suggested Additions[edit]

Gentle Johnny Ramensky's story involves prison escapes and deserves a summary and link here. I'm new to this so don't know how it all works.

Also, I think Saint Peter escaped from prison, according to Acts of the Apostles (12: 3-19).Wussager (talk) 13:47, 25 April 2008 (UTC)


In New York State Law there is no term prison escape. The correct terms are escape from custody and escape from a detention facility.[1]. The article should be called something like ESCAPE AND OTHER OFFENSES RELATING TO CUSTODY as it seems WP is using a slang rather than correct term for the article title. Perhaps other juristictions (US states, countries, UN) have different terms than NYS. Either way I think the article should use the correct legalese. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geo8rge (talkcontribs) 13:35, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

This article is primarily about the act of escaping from prison, not the laws prohibiting it. (talk) 01:15, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

should mention,[edit]

you should mention public enemies in the pop culture section and i was wondering if Harry houdini ever escaped a prison as a trick. I remember that happened in the movie about him from a long time ago and was wondering if it was true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:02, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Timothy Leary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As a result, Leary was assigned to work as a gardener in a lower security prison, and in September 1970 he escaped. Leary claimed his non-violent escape was ... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:51, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


Prison escape#2000-Present really needs some of the more trivial entries removed. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:14, 31 May 2012 (UTC)