A unique opportunity presented itself while researching and collating information about this historical site, that is ”Crumlin Road Jail”. Be it the prisoners,prison staff, the jail’s regimes, the architecture or indeed it’s troublesome past. However, one subject that always captures the public imagination is escapes.
While many books have been published covering the exploits of a specific escape from prison in Ireland they tend to be in the main from a purely political or personal perspective. This book documents chronologically each escape throughout this jails operational life span, regardless of whom or why they were in prison.