Breaking Out of Prison


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The new series Breakout tells the story of inmates who dared to attempt escaping some of America’s most secure prisons and hear how law enforcement agents track them down.

Kicking off this Sunday (then regularly airing Wednesdays 10P et/pt) Breakout starts with the Texas Seven. Seven inmates, led by convicted robber George Rivas, hatch an elaborate plan to escape from the Connally Unit prison in Texas, leading to one of the biggest manhunts in Texas history. The “Texas Seven” take over the maintenance department of the prison at lunchtime. They subdue and lock up 11 officers and workers, overpower guards in a security tower, steal weapons and drive away fully armed.

Watch a sneak peek of Sunday’s episode to see what happens when the Texas Seven are on the loose.


 Not close enough to the action? Go inside the minds of convicted criminals. Hand drawn escape routes and descriptions reveal just how determined these prisoners were to breakout.
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Breakout premieres this Sunday March 28 at 9P et/pt starting with the Texas Seven and then at 10P et/pt the Pittsburgh Six.