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25th Apr '17 6:08:31 AM StFan
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* Except for [[TheAlcatraz The Birdcage]], this is all prisons in ''WebSerial/{{Worm}}''.

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* Except for [[TheAlcatraz The Birdcage]], this is all prisons in ''WebSerial/{{Worm}}''.''Literature/{{Worm}}''.
17th Apr '17 7:39:28 PM arnerica
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* Januar Ein from ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}'' easily could have broken out of prison, [[spoiler: which he got sent to for accidentally destroying a café]], but he didn't.
5th Apr '17 7:32:02 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Though it's not actually pointed out, apparently the jails in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'''s Cape Suzette are far from secure. Several minor villains reappear later, notably Buffy and Muffy Vanderschmere, who, despite being caught as con artists and hijackers, show up in the background apparently up to their old tricks again.

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* Though it's not actually pointed out, apparently the jails in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'''s Cape Suzette are far from secure. Several minor villains reappear later, notably Buffy and Muffy Vanderschmere, who, despite being caught as con artists and hijackers, show up separately in the background some episodes later apparently up to their old tricks again.
5th Apr '17 7:31:00 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Though it's not actually pointed out, apparently the jails in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'''s Cape Suzette are far from secure. Several minor villains reappear later, notably Buffy and Muffy Vanderschmere, who, despite being caught as con artists and hijackers, show up in the background apparently up to their old tricks again.
28th Mar '17 12:24:32 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheOutlawAndHisWife'': Eyvind breaks out of jail by simply pulling the bars of his cell apart.
23rd Mar '17 8:36:27 AM Theokal3
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* The Plumbers' Headquarters in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' is absolutely terrible at keeping its prisonners under lock, despite being an underground base with advanced technology and several super-powered, trained guards. Most villains who get arrested are back on the street usually one or two episodes later, and villain Khyber has been known to break in twice without even getting noticed.
23rd Mar '17 8:20:18 AM Theokal3
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** The prisons of the ''Lucky Luke'' comic, especially the penitentiary. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy The wardens are a bunch of incompetent morons]], their dog is even stupider than they are, and the prisoners, especially [[ArchEnemy the Daltons]], escape constantly, sometimes right after being brought back to jail. They even managed to accidentally free Joe Dalton once. ''When he didn't even want to get out''. This is subjected to frequent LampshadeHanging, to the point Luke gets sick of it in later albums.
** The ''Rantanplan'' spin-off even has an episode where people succeeded in ''kidnapping'' Averell Dalton without much problem. They don't just fail at preventing their prisoners from getting out, they also fail at keeping people from coming ''in'' to take their prisoners forcefully. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Joe is outraged by such a degree of ineffectiveness]].
** The same episode has Jack Dalton coming back to his cell and leaving again three times while one of the warden is still trying to close the hole from their last escape. The warden just let him take what he needs and go away, without even trying to stop him.

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** The prisons of the ''Lucky Luke'' comic, especially the penitentiary. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy The wardens are a bunch of incompetent morons]], their dog is even stupider than they are, and the prisoners, especially [[ArchEnemy the Daltons]], escape constantly, sometimes right after being brought back to jail. They even managed to accidentally free [[BigBad Joe Dalton Dalton]] once. ''When ''[[UpToEleven When he didn't even want to get out''.out]]''. This is subjected to frequent LampshadeHanging, to the point Luke gets sick of it in later albums.
** The ''Rantanplan'' spin-off even has an episode where people a couple of {{Mad Scientist}}s succeeded in ''kidnapping'' Averell Dalton from his cell without much problem. They These guards don't just fail suck at preventing their prisoners from getting out, they also fail at keeping to keep people from coming ''in'' to take their prisoners forcefully. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Joe is outraged by such a degree of ineffectiveness]].
** The same episode has Jack Dalton coming back to his cell and leaving again three times while one of the warden is still trying to close the hole from their last escape. The warden just let lets him take what he needs and go away, without even trying to stop him.
17th Mar '17 8:26:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', the Special Prison holds prisoners protected by national secrecy. However, for some reason, if the prison's generator is off-line, then ''all cells open automatically'', even though this means the bars have to slide up (i.e. this requires power). All the internal phones are knocked out as well.
12th Mar '17 8:05:27 AM Wavestorm11
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* ''VideoGame/EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout'': Zigzagged with the Asylum the player has to escape. On one hand, an average of three patients escape their cells per day. On another, none of them have so far made it past the walls surrounding the asylum.
22nd Feb '17 2:15:22 PM margdean56
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* This trope is largely averted in real life. There's a great number of people that based their assumptions that any "especially dangerous" criminal could easily get out of any prison, when [[RealityIsUnrealistic it's really quite far from the truth]]. All it takes is a few high profile escapes, and that security is based on the assumption that it can fail, and putting in as many safeguards in to prevent it. Guards must go through an exhaustive background check, and their training has a high attrition rate for a reason. Also, some, such as military corrections officers, have a way of minimizing the risk of an inside job through simply rotating them to a different facility every few years.

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* This trope is largely averted in real life. There's a A great number of people that based their assumptions assume that any "especially dangerous" criminal could easily get out of any prison, when [[RealityIsUnrealistic it's really quite far from the truth]]. All it takes is a few high profile escapes, and that security is based on the assumption that it can fail, and putting in as many safeguards in to prevent it. Guards must go through an exhaustive background check, and their training has a high attrition rate for a reason. Also, some, such as military corrections officers, have a way of minimizing the risk of an inside job through simply rotating them to a different facility every few years.



* Creator/{{Socrates}} was supposedly put in one of these. He was put on trial for what amounted to asking lawyers really hard questions in public and making them look dumb. He was sentenced to either pay a small fine or death. They only wanted to publicly best him and were surprised when he chose death and tried to make an escape easy, so people wouldn't see them as murderers. The cell was left unlocked, guards would take frequent breaks, and he could have almost definitely have had a student bribe his way out, but never did for two reasons. The first is his philosophy on the issue and inevitability of him avoiding the situation again, and the second is that he saw it as an argument; by being executed, [[ThanatosGambit he proved the lawyers unjust]].

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* Creator/{{Socrates}} was supposedly put in one of these. He was put on trial for what amounted to asking lawyers really hard questions in public and making them look dumb. He was sentenced to either pay a small fine or death. They only wanted to publicly best him and were surprised when he chose death and death. They tried to make an escape easy, so people wouldn't see them as murderers. The cell was left unlocked, guards would take frequent breaks, and he could have almost definitely have had a student bribe his way out, but never did for two reasons. The first is his philosophy on the issue and the inevitability of him avoiding the situation occurring again, and the second is that he saw it as an argument; by being executed, [[ThanatosGambit he proved the lawyers unjust]].



* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a French POW made a deal with the guards of his prison camp -- he would be "allowed" to escape the camp to visit his family back in occupied France (with the guards giving him false documents, skipping him during roll call, tasking one of their own to sleep in his bunk and generally looking the other way), and in return he had to promise that he would come back, and bring some rationed delicatessen (wine, cheese, cutlery, etc.) for everyone. ''He did''. ''Several times''. Not as surprising as it first appears. Most camps for French [=PoWs=] and forced labour where small affairs somewhere out in the country close to the farms they worked. The camps themselves were guarded by the (newly-drafted) farmers from these farms who were too old or too sick for frontline duty. So you have gaurds who often shared their meals and always their work with those they guarded (and rumours suggest there were also quite a few 'family matters' binding them together). Under such circumstances it is not too hard to see how such a thing could happen.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a French POW made a deal with the guards of his prison camp -- he would be "allowed" to escape the camp to visit his family back in occupied France (with the guards giving him false documents, skipping him during roll call, tasking one of their own to sleep in his bunk and generally looking the other way), and in return he had to promise that he would come back, and bring some rationed delicatessen delicacies (wine, cheese, cutlery, etc.) for everyone. ''He did''. ''Several times''. Not as surprising as it first appears. Most camps for French [=PoWs=] and forced labour where were small affairs somewhere out in the country close to the farms they worked. The camps themselves were guarded by the (newly-drafted) farmers from these farms who were too old or too sick for frontline duty. So you have gaurds guards who often shared their meals and always their work with those they guarded (and rumours suggest there were also quite a few 'family matters' binding them together). Under such circumstances it is not too hard to see how such a thing could happen.
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