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Prison

12 Jun
1962: Three escape from Alcatraz

08 Jul
1965: Ronald Biggs escapes from jail

16 Oct
1967: Joan Baez arrested in Vietnam protest

16 Oct
1974: Maze prison goes up in flames

19 Aug
1975: Davis campaigners stop Test match

03 Sep
1976: Hull prison riot ends

12 Sep
1977: Steve Biko dies in custody

18 Jul
1981: Violence erupts at Irish hunger strike protest

09 Aug
1981: Second killer escapes from Broadmoor

03 Oct
1981: IRA Maze hunger strikes at an end

25 Sep
1983: Dozens escape in Maze break-out

11 Feb
1990: Freedom for Nelson Mandela

01 Apr
1990: Rioting inmates take over Strangeways

17 Mar
1995: Killer Ronnie Kray dies

24 Jul
2000: Loyalist killer Michael Stone freed from Maze

28 Jul
2000: Last prisoners leave the Maze

20 Oct
2000: British activist freed from Burma

13 Jan
2004: Serial killer Shipman found hanged


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