Yoshie Shiratori’s Incredible Escapes: A Man No Prison Could Hold

Consider yourself imprisoned in a cell with high ceilings, smooth copper walls, and a little skylight. You have no hope of ever seeing freedom again because the guards are watching your every move. What would you do in this situation?

If you were Yoshie Shiratori, you’d find a way out. Not once, not twice, but four times.

Shiratori was born in Aomori, Japan, in 1907. He worked as a fisherman and gambler, but he also had a petty crime record. He was charged with murder and condemned to life in prison in 1936. He maintained his innocence, but no one believed him.


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