Here’s a very obscure and interesting fact about prison that a lot of people don’t seem to know: it’s hard to escape. I know this must seem mysterious and inscrutable, but it’s true. They built these things to keep people in. Guards, walls, snipers, barbed wire, fences, moats, guard dogs, cameras, floodlights, even the ocean — all designed to keep prisoners inside until the system says otherwise.
Still, there are more escape attempts a year than you might think. Predictably, most of these attempts were made through Dikembe Mutombo in Geico ads. Inevitably, a guard blocks you, wags his finger and plays a charming prank, “Not at my house.” This causes many jailbreak attempts to fail, and there are very bad results at best.
Unlike most of the escapes on this list, Ted Bundy’s escape ended badly because it was so successful. Bundy is infamous for being one of the worst serial killers in history, having kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 30 people. Bundy was finally caught but escaped from jail (twice, actually. The second one lasted).
Once free, Bundy resorted to his old ways. He murdered two young women and attacked three more. The details of the attacks are public if you wish to read the gruesome details. He was violent and cruel in these, his final murders. Sadly, they only occurred because Bundy escaped from jail and successfully evade capture for months.