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Photo Credit:  Nat Geo
  • Premiered: 
    March 28, 2010
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  • Network: Nat Geo
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags: prison

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Plot Synopsis

BREAKOUT documents the dramatic stories behind some of the most high-profile jailbreaks in recent history and the ingenious detective work that leads to the escapees' eventual recapture. Each episode is told from the combined points of view of the dangerous criminals who escape and the determined law enforcement teams who hunt them down. With nothing but time, some inmates are daring enough to test the system and wait for the perfect moment for a breakout -- every action is thoroughly planned and thought out; security camera angles are tested for blind spots; allies are made; blades are smuggled in hidden in books; ceilings are cut through; tunnels are made under the prison wall; and a keen sense of smell leads the way through the dark to the fresh air outside. But once outside, the inmates can only run so far before law enforcement professionals outmaneuver and outsmart them, dragging them back to prison.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by RAW TV
  • Produced by Cream Productions