شپرد (۱۷۰۲ – ۱۷۲۴) یک سارق حرفهای و مشهور در لندن و در اوایل قرن هجدهم بود. شهرتش به این سبب بود که در سال ۱۷۲۴ دستگیر شد و پس از آن ۵ بار به زندان افتاد که موفق شد از ۴ مورد آن بگریزد. وی بارها از لباس و رخت خواب خود برای پایین پریدن از دیوارهای زندان استفاده کرد. در نهایت با دستگیری و اعدام وی، به زندگی کوتاه مجرمانه اش پایان داده شد.
یوشی شیراتوری (۱۹۰۷-۱۹۷۹)، به شوا ارا یا هنرمند فرار مشهور است. در سال ۱۹۸۳ رمانی با نام «فرار از زندان» نوشته آکیرا یوشیمورا در رابطه با زندگی شیراتوری منتشر شد که دو سال بعد توسط شبکه ان ایچ کی NHK ژاپن به صورت یک فیلم سینمایی تلویزیونی ساخته شد.
Hinds (1917 – 1991) was convicted for a jewelry robbery and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in 1953. He escaped from Nottingham Prison after sneaking through the locked doors and over a 20-foot prison wall. After his arrest, Hinds brought a lawsuit against authorities charging the prison commissioners with illegal arrest and successfully used the incident as a means to plan his next escape. He escaped but was captured at an airport five hours later. Hinds would make his third escape from Chelmsford Prison less than a year later. Two years later Hinds was arrested after being stopped in an unregistered car.
McNair (born 1958) escaped three times from three different institutions using various creative methods. On his first attempt he used lip balm to squeeze out of a pair of handcuffs. He escaped a second time by crawling through a ventilation duct. In his last escape from a federal prison in April 2006, he mailed himself out of prison in a crate. McNair was captured in October 2007 in Canada and is now held at the ایدیاکس فلورنسsupermax facility in Colorado.
Sutton (born 1901) was a American named “The Actor” and “Slick Willie,”. In June 1931 he was sentenced to 30 years charges assault and robbery. He escaped on 11 December 1932, by scaling the prison wall on two 9-foot sections of ladder that were joined together. Sutton was apprehended on 5 February 1934 and was sentenced to serve 25–50 years in Eastern State Penitentiary, for a machine gun robbery of the Corn Exchange Bank. Sutton was one of 12 convicts who escaped the institution through a tunnel. Sutton was recaptured the same day by Philadelphia police officers; his fifth escape attempt at this prison. Sentenced to life imprisonment as a fourth time offender, Sutton was transferred to the Philadelphia County Prison. On 10 February 10, 1947, Sutton and other prisoners dressed as prison guards and escaped via ladders across the prison yard to the wall.
Payet (born 1963) is a French criminal who has gained notoriety for his daring prison escapes using helicopters. He was initially sentenced to a 30 year jail term for a murder committed during the robbery of a security van in 1997. He escaped two times with a helicopter. After his second escape he was captured on September 21, 2007.
Dillinger (1903-1934) was a notorious bank robber who operated throughout the Midwest during the رکود بزرگ. He broke out of the Allen County Jail in لیما، اوهایو by having his gang pose as officers and infiltrate the prison. Only a few months later, the gang was re-captured when the hotel they were staying in caught fire. Dillinger was incarcerated while waiting to stand trial for the murder of a police officer in a bank robbery. Officials boasted that the Lake County Jail in کرونپوینت، ایندیانا was escape-proof and posted extra guards, but Dillinger contrived a second escape using a fake gun.
↑Stein, Joshua David. "Ewan McGregor: Filthy and Gorgeous." Out. Friday February 12, 2010. Retrieved on December 10, 2010. "[...] the two live lavishly until Russell gets caught and goes to prison for good (Escape, Case No. 9,856-C). Russell -- Inmate No. 00760259 -- has a maximum sentence that would keep him imprisoned until July 12, 2140 -- 47,595 days after the film opens."