Every prisoner fantasizes about escape, but few attempt it. BREAKOUT brings eight action-packed stories of criminals who bust out of some of the most secure prisons in the world. In the face of seemingly impossible obstacles, the prisoners' ingenuity and sheer audaciousness is awe-inspiring. So too the skilled detective work of the law enforcement agencies tasked with tracking the fugitives down, engaging in car chases and shoot outs to capture them. Told through filmic, high-octane drama and powerful first hand testimony, BREAKOUT is an edge-of-your-seat viewing experience.