Three convicts escape from the state prison in Jackson
June 19, 2022 @ 12:00 am
Three convicts escaped from the state prison in Jackson in 1912. They hid in a box car in the prison yards, and after the car was switched out onto the tracks, they broke the seal and escaped in civilian clothes they had hidden in the yard. Trainmen had heard the men talking in the car, but did not report the escape until the prisoners had been at large about 20 minutes.