What makes you guess that the prison authorities have soft corner for Evans and the same becomes the cause of his escape?
How did Evans outwit the Governor and his staff?
How did Evans and his men dupe the prison officials?
What mistakes were committed by the prison officials that helped Evans and his friends to get success in their plan?
Describe the plan hatched out by Evans and his friends to get Evans out of the cell.
James Evans was imprisoned in the Oxford Prison but he had group of cunning, clever and smart friends outside. They hatched out a plan to get him out of the prison. Evans started night classes in ‘O’ Level German. The services of a German teacher were made available to him and he was from the technical college but he was Evans' friend. The prison authorities never thought to check him. At the Examination Board too they won over someone to act as an informer. They knew from Evans that McLeery would be put on invigilation. They bound and gagged McLeery in his flat and sent some one else to impersonate McLeery. Evans cut his hair short and hid under a bobbly hat. Mr. Jackson did not insist to take off the hat lest he should hide something under it. McLeery's semi-inflated rubber ring was not examined since it contained pig's blood. Thinking him as a bonafide person, they did not search him properly.
The Governor allowed Stephens to stay outside the examination room and it provided a chance for Evans to work out his plan. The Governor did not check whether the prison van was appropriately needed by the magistrate or not. Evans dodged Carter when they took him to search for Evans and escaped. At The Golden Lion Hotel, he was nabbed by the Governor. When the Governor asked for police van and the prison officers, Evans' men succeeded in duping the Governor. Despite all precautions, Evans escaped from a high security jail.