A man who faked mental illness to escape jail was sent to an asylum. He was released after 14 years of trying to convince the doctors that he was sane. He was diagnosed as a psychopath because in part: “Faking mental illness to get out of a prison sentence is exactly the kind of manipulative act you’d expect of a psychopath.”
There is no record of a successful escape from the Alcatraz Island prison in San Francisco Bay. An Interesting, preventative tactic they used was to provide the prisoners with hot water showers to make them more vulnerable to frigid waters of the Bay during an escape attempt.
A woman was sentenced to life in prison for poisoning her child to death with antifreeze. She gave birth to a second child while in prison who was given to foster care. But he became sick with the same symptoms, indicating a genetic, metabolic disorder, not poisoning. She was later released.
Photo : unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com
Troy Leon Gregg, a death row inmate in Georgia, escaped the night before his execution only to be killed in a bar fight that very same night.
Giving the Nazi salute in Germany could result in a six-month prison sentence.
Photo : German Federal Archive
When Gordon Ramsay filmed one of his cooking shows in a prison, he challenged an inmate to an onion chopping competition. The inmate won. When he was released from prison, Ramsay hired him to work in one of his restaurants in London.
Photo : Dave Pullig / flickr / wikipedia
During WWII, over 34,000 German POWs were held in prison camps in Canada. The Canadians treated the POWs so well that many of them eventually immigrated back to Canada after the war.
Photo : PC/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada/Frank L. Dubervill
In 2013, four female prison guards in Baltimore were all found to have been impregnated by the same inmate.
It is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
An innocent man spent 17 years in jail until they found his doppelganger living in the same town with the same first name.
Photo : GoFundMe