Sometimes people break out of jail. Some people are only in jail to begin with because they broke in to another building. Very rarely are people in jail for breaking in to jail. But this super-sleuth found three shocking tales of just such an event! (Is writing poor introductions a jailable offense?)
Man Leaves Jail to Get Cigarettes and Beer, Comes Back
Mark Delude was serving time for a slew of minor offenses. Being in a low security prison isn’t the worst thing in the world, sure, but a man still gotta get his drink on and his smoke on (maybe even go home with something’ to poke on?), so he crawled under the fence to go to a convenience store to grab a case of beer and a carton of cigarettes. When he returned to the jail, guards were waiting for him, and he was sent to a higher security prison (with 2 years added to his sentence). Why did Delude think this scheme would work? He was deluded.
Camilo Antonio was released on parole after serving half of his 10 year sentence in Mozambique, Africa. Life on the outside didn’t end up being what he wanted it to be: he had trouble finding a job, and also worried about his step-father’s family killing him (he was in jail for murdering the step-father, after all). So he marched right back to the jail and broke down a wall to get in. He received a one year sentence for the damages. One year seems like plenty of time for the step-father’s family to cool down and forget about all of this, right?
Audie Carr and Benjamin Clarke were both serving sentences at Leyhill Open Prison in Gloucesterchire, England. The very sillily named Audie Carr (hey, it’s better than Geo Carr) was in jail for assault and possessing an offensive weapon (it was quite the racist gun). The two men were denied their request to transfer to a different prison, so they just broke the fuck out. What did they do with their newfound freedom? They walked 19 miles to a different jail and asked if they could finish their sentences there. Prison officials totally let them do it, without even adding any charges for breaking out of the previous jail. The men had recently completed drug rehabilitation and felt that drugs were too readily available in the previous jail.