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The Longest Escape

Leonard T. Fristoe, 77 was the longest recorded escape.

He was sentenced to imprisonment for killing 2 sheriffs' deputies in 1920.

He escaped on 15 December 1923 from Nevada State Prison, USA but was turned in by his son on 15 November 1969 at Compton, California.

Under the name of Claude R. Willie, he had 46 years of freedom.


The Greatest Gaol Break

A retired US Army colonel, Arthur "Bull" Simons led a group of 14 to break into Gasre Prison, Tehran, Iran to rescue two fellows Americans.

That became history's largest ever gaol break, when some 11,000 other prisoners took advantages of this and the Islamic revolution.


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