The Escape


On April 9, 1954, a man escaped from the second floor of the jail at Albany, Kentucky by sawing through the latch on his cell door and then, removing several bricks from the back wall of the jail, dropped to the ground using a rope made of blankets. Jail officials were given a clue that their prisoner might try to escape when, hours earlier, they confiscated two saws, 56 saw blades, brace and bits, a screwdriver, oil, putty, a rope and other tools from the prisoners cell. They apparently overlooked the fact that the man had been sawing on the latch and had camouflaged it with putty. He was being held on default of an $8,000 bond.

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