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Old 08-02-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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When I say successful I mean someone who has escaped from prison never to have been found again. Someone who has been gone for a good number of years and are not really being looked for much anymore.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: FL
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One of the more interesting ones I've ever heard of was a former inmate on FL's Death Row. He was relaying his story on a www.prisontalk forum, but lately I can't seem to find his user name or any info about him......he went by the name of Heavymetalcowboy. He escaped out of fear from Florida State Prison for expected retaliation from guards who brutally beat to death Frank Valdez another DR inmate. He apparently was in close enough vicinty to provide damning evidence that this was no accident and the crime was heniuos and brutal.

HMCowboy told of escaping through vehicles coming in and out of the prison and I believe the manhunt lasted 5 days cowboy ditching dogs and helicopters, and leo's in gator/ snake infested swamps and after 5 days the horrid swamp conditions infleunced him to stop running and surrender. Oddly enough despite his Death or LWOP sentence he was released from Department custody for what he claims "I knew to much" and was posting under then name from Montana, a free man. A book deal was also mentioned by him, but he seems to have vanished.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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When I say successful I mean someone who has escaped from prison never to have been found again. Someone who has been gone for a good number of years and are not really being looked for much anymore.
Looking to escape??
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Looking to escape??
Haha no.

Watched a movie "the next three days" over the weekend and it got me to thinking about actual prison breaks
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:51 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Hard to call this a success, but Ted Bundy, at the time only a suspected serial killer, escaped from Prison in Colorado and made his way to Florida, where he killed 3 more women.

He was not apprehended in relation to the escape, so I suppose you could call it a success,
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Alcatraz
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Then there's PA's Merle Unger. i've had old-times around here tell me when he was in the old jail downtown he would break out every so often and turn up at the bingo hall Here's an article:
Merle Unger Recaptured - Baltimore Sun
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: FL
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Hard to call this a success, but Ted Bundy, at the time only a suspected serial killer, escaped from Prison in Colorado and made his way to Florida, where he killed 3 more women.

He was not apprehended in relation to the escape, so I suppose you could call it a success,
Not just once but twice, since he had some education in law he had access to the law library, no handcuffs and shackles and unsupervised he jumped out of a 2nd story courthouse window and badly injured his ankle, he lasted 6 days on the run before he got caught.

The 2nd time he hacksawed out of his cell, stole a car, it broke down, then he took a bus to Denver , plane to Chicago, stole another car and ended up in FL.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Not just once but twice, since he had some education in law he had access to the law library, no handcuffs and shackles and unsupervised he jumped out of a 2nd story courthouse window and badly injured his ankle, he lasted 6 days on the run before he got caught.

The 2nd time he hacksawed out of his cell, stole a car, it broke down, then he took a bus to Denver , plane to Chicago, stole another car and ended up in FL.
FYI, ALL prisoners have access to the law library. So they can participate in their own defense.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: FL
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FYI, ALL prisoners have access to the law library. So they can participate in their own defense.
Are you sure about that? State Prison yes. County Jail you have to fill out a form for every thing you want (except for maybe rec yard time, showers, jail food).......toothache, chaplain visit, bond reduction hearing, medical care, transfer to another cell, toothbrush, commissary you have to fill out a request form. Fill out a form to visit the law library and they'll throw it right back in your face laughing, at least in my neck of the woods they would.
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