A careful archeological investigation of the famous 1945 escape tunnel.
More than one-hundred prisoners managed to escape from Eastern State Penitentiary.
The first escapee, William Hamilton (Inmate No. 94), scrambled down from the warden's quarters in 1832, just three years after the prison opened. Leo Callahan, inmate C566, scaled the east wall with five other inmates in 1923, and remains the only inmate in the prison's history to avoid recapture. We're still looking for him.
But none of the escapes fascinate the public like the 1945 “Willie Sutton” tunnel escape.