Weird prison breaks: Strange, extreme jailbreaks worldwide (VIDEO).

How to Break Out of Prison Without Digging a Hole

How to Break Out of Prison Without Digging a Hole

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Jan. 14 2015 8:15 AM

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The most audacious real-life prison breaks.

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Prison escapes generally call to mind cavernous tunnels, preferably dug a few inches at a time with a plastic spoon. In reality, few locked-up conspirators have had that kind of patience. The video above chronicles three extreme examples of real-life escapes, by air and otherwise, all of which suggest the real trick is avoiding the authorities once you’re out.

Daniel Hubbard is a writer, editor, and director living in New York City.