Maximum-security prisons are meant to house hardened criminals, but desperate and determined cons are hard to contain. Breakout: Through The Wall gives the inside story behind two maximum-security prison breaks. Tommy 'Conejo' Valdez and his crew are in prison for armed robbery and assault. Their escape plan takes weeks of planning and the execution of it is gutsy. Harold Martin Laird is remanded to prison in Texas after being convicted of capital murder. He spots an opportunity to escape in the light fixture in his cell wall. Both escapes pin human against the structures they are bound into. The walls they break through are challenging, the conviction they have to escape is insurmountable, and the freedom they breathe after all their work is sweet.