false bottom, gaining access to the guard tower, and opening the prison gates without detection. Their escape became fodder for numerous newscasts, two documentaries, TV specials, one book, and a criminology course offered by South Texas College. Each had his reason for wanting to escape and each contributed talents to the breakout. How did seven men from different walks of life who met in prison collaborate to pull off the most daring prison break in Texas history? Read on to learn about the seven men who became The Texas Seven, also known as The Connally Seven. Following their escape, the Texas Seven became infamous throughout the media. Furthermore, South Texas College (pictured here) offered a criminology course on the subject.
The Texas Seven
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