Great Escapes With Morgan Freeman

HISTORY | 10:03 pm

Timothy Vail, an inmate at Elmira (N.Y.) State Prison, hatched a scheme to escape from the facility by going across the roof and down the side of the building where he was incarcerated. That plan meant he had to get transferred to a top-floor cell, so he could dig up through the ceiling. He found a willing accomplice in fellow inmate Timothy Morgan, whose cell was on that floor, and the two men began stealthily sneaking tools into their cramped living space to start excavating their escape route. Morgan Freeman hosts the new episode "Fleeing Hellmira."