Episode One: Born To RunEscape from Kingston Penitentiary
Episode One: Born To Run
It was an escape that wasn’t supposed to happen! On May 6th, 1999 an inmate scaled a thirty-two foot limestone wall at Kingston Penitentiary and became the first prisoner to breakout of the infamous penitentiary in 41 years. He ran and the public cheered him on because this wasn’t some violent criminal on the loose. He was a young man who had already lived over half of his life in institutions. Discarded by his family and society he turned to petty crime and eventually started robbing banks. Faced with a 47 year prison sentence, he bolted and had no plans of returning to prison.
But just fourteen days later, his fleeting taste of freedom would be over and he would be dead. And while it would be clear who pulled the trigger, many questions would remain about who and what actually killed Tyrone Conn.