Escape at Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution, Ohio

Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution, Lima, Ohio
September 11, 2014

Three prisoners escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution using a 13 foot ladder that they had constructed out of old cabinets. The prisoners carried the ladder through an unoccupied section of the prison and used it to climb onto the roof before jumping down and running through a field. All three were recaptured shortly after.

One of the prisoners was T.J. Lane, a prisoner serving a life sentence for killing three high school students during a school shooting incident at Chardon High School in Ohio.


Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane escapes from prison, reports say“,, September 12, 2014.

T.J. Lane and two others escaped during recreation time; all three back in custody“,, September 12, 2014.

Convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane back in custody after prison escape“, CNN, September 12, 2014.

T. J. Lane escaped from prison using ladder built from old cabinets“,, November 14, 2014.

T.J. Lane Escape Video“,, YouTube, November 14, 2015.

4 disciplined after Chardon shooter TJ Lane’s escape“, WKYC, February 11, 2015.