Prison breaks have inspired countless Hollywood blockbusters for years. But some of the craziest works of fiction were inspired by true events. Take a look beyond the mugshot of some of the most notorious criminals in the world.
On June 11, 1962, three prisoners escaped from the federal prison, Alcatraz. Frank Lee Morris, and brothers John and Clarence Anglin dug a tunnel in their cell walls over the course of a year using makeshift tools, even using a spoon. They then sculpted dummy heads out of soap, toilet paper and real hair, which they left in their beds to trick officers when making their nightly rounds. The FBI referred to the escape plan as “ingenious”, though it was also concluded that the criminals must have drowned in the San Francisco Bay.