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During out visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, we got to see some traces of an escape that had taken place there.

I don’t remember the name of the inmate who did this, although I do remember he had a neat prison name.

At any rate, this guy planned and schemed and figured out a way to break free – dig a hole.


And dig a hole is just what he did.  He covered the hole in his cell so the guards wouldn’t see it.  And then he dug under ground level and dug his way out.  You can see the path that he took (the white line)


Needless to say, the escape didn’t last long.  It’s not easy to escape prison and then be able to feed yourself.