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This high octane series tells the dramatic stories of some of the most high profile jailbreaks in recent history, and the ingenious detective work that led to the successful recapture of escapees. Each breakout is told from the perspectives of the dangerous and often highly intelligent criminals who escape, and the professional, determined law enforcement teams who hunt them down.


  • Breakout: Pittsburgh Six
    This is the story of how safecracker Nuno Pontes masterminded a daring escape from a maximum security prison, told in his own words.
  • Breakout: The Escapist
    In 2005, 33 year old Quawntay Adams is transferred to a maximum security jail in Alton, Illinois. Adams is regarded as a high risk category inmate due his repeated escape attempts; but the 'state of the art' facility at Alton will be more than a match for this modern day Houdini.
  • Breakout: Ohio’s Most Wanted
    The most notorious prisoner, John Parsons in Ohio escaped. The officers finally brought John Parsons from rural Ross Country back to face trial.