You may be surprised to find out that many inmates escape prison every year. Though they are confined to a small area with no freedom, it is worrisome that these getaways occur with success.
The prison population has increased by 340% from 1980 to 2010. For every 11.2 prisoners, there are 2 guards.
Since this is a low ratio, it is one indication of how the escapes occur.
The most famous prison escapes have been by John Dillinger, Anglin Bros. and Morris, and Frank W. Abagnale.
Approximately 3% of all inmates escapes at some point during their prison and 89% are made from minimum security facilities.
Should there be more security? Probably… but we’re here today to look at the greatest escapes, so let’s check them out!