Los Angeles Times

Roger "The Terrible" Touhy -- 1942

Chicago bootlegger Roger Touhy was serving a 99-year sentence at Joliet's Stateville Prison after he was framed by Al Capone's gang for a kidnapping he did not commit. On Oct. 9, 1942, Touhy and fellow inmates overpowered prison guards and escaped in one of the guard's cars -- only to be recaptured a couple of months later in Chicago. Touhy's attorneys eventually convinced an appeals court that the kidnapping was a hoax, and he was released in 1959. About three weeks after his release, he was murdered by mob hit men.

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