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DIY: in Prison Answered

Limited resources? Hiding from authority? No, not a young DIY-er with a low budget and strict parents, but prison inmates trying to get out. Take a look at this collection of photographs by Marc Steinmetz showcasing creative escape tools crafted by German prisoners while in jail. While many of them were confiscated before completion or implementation, a handful of them were used successfully to break out of jail.

While I in no way condone these actions, you've got to admit some of these are creative use of available resources. Plus, if Instructables ever ran an Escaping from Prison contest (sponsored by Alcatraz tourism, anyone?), we'd all be up against some pretty stiff competition.

Escape Tools

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

I think it would be good if we got to test our items....

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Reply 12 years ago

haha have a brawl and get a one nighter, then escape!!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Haha, yeah why not... I think I should come over to london and start a fight with the lion in trafalgar... BTW, where did all the pigeons go in general? We now have more than you...

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Reply 12 years ago

I think they got sick of all the little kids chasing them :D Punching that lion would be pretty painful :P

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Such a story though, I had a fight with a metal lion...

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

your fists must have been sore after that

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

you bit a metal lion you sure you still have your teeth?

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Actually I've got ridiculous teeth, last time a bottle got knocked against them by accident, you know when someone bumps in to you... I ended up spitting out glass for half an hour because it smashed on them...

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Did you fill your teeth up with concrete? Heck you might even be able to make a i'ble on how to smash a bottle on your teeth (or how to fill your teeth with concrete

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Umm no they're just reasonably hard teeth... many have hard teeth...

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

but I don't like spitting glass out (but i still use my teeth to pull lights out of christmas light strings and they liked to break in my mouth, which I didn't like)

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

It's really annoying because you have to make it fall out or cut the hell out of your mouth...

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

i figured that out and i don't like the idea of cutting my mouth

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

GRRR you should be after Rishnai's comment damn computer

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

how do you test that?

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Rishnai
Rishnai

Reply 12 years ago

Knock a bottle against them, what else?

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

there's supposed to be a ) at the end (i forgo) yay i remembered

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

I second the Escaping from Prison Constest idea!!

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

Ok, sounds like fun. Are you in line for the body cavity search, or the de-lousing?

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

They do that at jail now?

and I thought I had to stay away from the airport
:D

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Thirdified!

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Reply 12 years ago

Fourthified and fithified

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Reply 12 years ago

seventhification , eightification and ninthification

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tchiseen
tchiseen

Reply 12 years ago

Tenthified

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

twelfth

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peytonjr
peytonjr

Reply 12 years ago

thirteenthed

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Karnivore
Karnivore

Reply 12 years ago

Fourteenth... ed?

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

1, 186,228thed lol

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benthekahn
benthekahn

Reply 12 years ago

one million, one hundred eighty six thousand, two hundred twenty nineified.

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emuman4evr
emuman4evr

Reply 12 years ago

googleplexedthed.

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

And wot does tht mean???

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Karnivore
Karnivore

Reply 12 years ago

A google is a one with one hundred zeroes behind it. A hundred only has two zeroes behind it, like so: 100. So, a google is 1, with a hundred 0s behind it. Even more fun is a googleplex, which is a one with a google number of zeroes behind it. Consult Wikipedia for something a bit more in-depth.

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rrrmanion
rrrmanion

Reply 12 years ago

i wouldnt say more fun, just longer and more confusing.

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reedz
reedz

Reply 12 years ago

hi

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

awesome avatar!

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blacknkhak
blacknkhak

12 years ago

I want to see an escape from prison instructable.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Sometimes being desperate brings the most out of people. Nice find..thanks for posting.

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joshf
joshf

Reply 12 years ago

Give the credit to Eric, who forwarded it to me from a friend.

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Pumpkin$
Pumpkin$

12 years ago

I agree there needs to be a contest! ( I know how to hop the fence) and im not even an illegal im.!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

My work have suspected me so many times I've learned how to from being asked to give them more copies of my N.I. card..

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Rishnai
Rishnai

12 years ago

I remember watching the history channel once when they were talking about prisons. Appartently, one guy managed to make a gun and silencer/flashguard and shot another prisoner.

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lordofthedonuts
lordofthedonuts

12 years ago

Yeah, Escape From alcatraz contest FTW! Those photography makes me remember the alcatraz episode from mythbuster, a prisonner even made a bolt action pistol with plumbing parts !

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

Reminds me of The Shawshank Redemption.

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mysterioustrashninja
mysterioustrashninja

12 years ago

escape from alcatraz... that is an ingenious idea. I live in SF, actually, and there are people who swim the gap for charity and stuff. Escape is an entirely different concept..... although.... where there's a will there's a way, right? plus, the best tourist attraction they have right now is a set of ghost stories.