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Elmira Correctional Facility escape featured in History Channel show ‘Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman’

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – “Elmira Correctional Facility is a place you want to escape.”

Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman on the History Channel can be that includes the Elmira Correctional Facility in an upcoming episode “Fleeing Hellmira.”

The episode that includes the Elmira Correctional Facility will element “two desperate murderers” who made a rooftop escape from the jail will air on Dec. 21 at 10 p.m.

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The show is an eight-part collection exploring real-life jail breaks with “an up close and personal view of what the prisoners are faced with in executing their break outs.”

Other prisons being featured in the show embrace Alcatraz, Dannemora, and Pittsburgh State Penitentiary.


Interviews in the show embrace prisoners themselves, their households, their cellmates and from the guards and jail workers that attempted to forestall the escapes.

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