Would you run away with an escaped convict?

United States
December 7, 2012 4:38pm CST
This seems like a no brainier to me, but in sure there are some folks would risk everything to be with the person he or she loves. I'm watching Prison Break. It's a series on Netflix. There is a man who is scheduled to die in the electric chair for a trumped up crime that never occurred. He was supposed to have murdered the Vice President's brother, but the brother is alive and well as a prisoner in a mansion that is locked so he can't get out and the world know he is not really dead. It's all a conspiracy. In the prison break there were 8 men to get out. Two if them are brothers. One brother committed a crime to get locked up so he could free his brother from dying in the electric chair. Another man was framed by his commanding officer and given a dishonorable discharge. He was then put in prison. He escaped as part of the eight. My question to you is that if your lived one was in orison serving time, and escaped from prison, would you run away with him or her to Mexico or some other country to be together? Or would you choose to run away with him and always look over your shoulder for the long arm of the wall? Or would you wait for him or her to max out? If his or her sentence was life without parole, would you run away with him or her if they broke out if prison? Please state what you think you would do and let's talk about it.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
I am nervous for one and terrified of prison for two. I would not be on the run with no man no way no how. I would wish him the best and even help him with money and food. but, he would be on his own.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
I hear ya girlfriend! I wouldn't want to be caught helping him cause I wouldn't want charges on me.
• Lenox, Georgia
8 Dec 12
I love my husband more than anything in this world...BUT I would not live like that ever! That is way too crazy for me. I like calm and boring for my life. Lol. The more boring the better! I like routine...
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• United States
8 Dec 12
The same with me, Loving. I like to have a very simple life. I could never be happy when I'm scared out if my mind of the law catching up to him. Then I would be charged with aiding and abetting him.
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
I don't think I can live like that. Always running and looking behind your back or jumping when you hear a police car. It may be fun and exciting at the beginning but I don't think the fun of the adventure would last. Eventually, you would want to settle down and have a house of your own without fearing that a police may knock at your door arresting him or worse, me. It's better to forget the person and move on with your life and that's what he must also do.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
Exactly, Thumb. Being on the run would eventually wear you out because your fight or flight response would always be in overdrive.
@betty1989 (752)
• China
8 Dec 12
I like watching priosn break and I have watched it twice from season one to season four. The plot is attracted and I like Michile very much. he is handsome, smart and cool. If my lived one was in prison serving time and escaped from prison, I will run with him everywhere he wants. I know it is risky, but I really love him. How can I do not come with him?
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• United States
8 Dec 12
The thing is if he is captured you will not have him and he would get 10 more years if he didn't have a life sentence already. If you had kids, would you also drag your kids from pillar to post while you are on the run? Remember, you have to be on the move when you are running from the law. I would be begging him to turn himself in. I almost forgot. If he is recaptured, you would then be charged with aiding and abetting a fugitive. You would be serving time in a women's prison. I don't know if you have small kids, but I don't think I would want to risk not being with my kids. No fugitive is worth losing my freedom and my kids over...ever. If you don't have kids and you don't mind looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life, it might be an adventure. It wouldn't be adventurous for me. I'd be scared every minute, and the accommodations would probably be less than desirable too.
@zurichann (235)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
I'm having a second thought about this question. I'm the type of person that can handle the thrills of life so this isn't really a question. The question that will leave in my mind is if it is the right thing to do or not. Trying to imagine my special someone in that situation, I'm having the impulse of running away with him. But running away from law will never be easy.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
You would have to think really hard because if you are caught with him you could also get a feeling charge and spend time in prison.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 Dec 12
I am too conservative for that but I know people who truly believe the convict was innocent might very well do that if they fell in love with him.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
Yep, I know there are women who will run away with an escaped con. When they are coughs they are held accountable for helping them and not turning them in to the law.
• United States
7 Dec 12
No, I would not. For one thing if my boyfriend or husband did something bad enough to get them put into prison, there would no longer be an us and if he broke out of prison I wouldn't run away with him either. That's aiding and abetting. I would not risk spending twenty years of my life behind bars for no-one. If he broke out and came to me, I'd tell the authorities where he was. A sentence of life without parole is a capital offense and that means he'd be guilty of a violent crime or narcotics manufacturing and distribution charge. My next step would be to file for a divorce, because if it was a charge that serious I would probably have been the one to report him.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
Those were my thoughts too. No matter how much I loved my husband ( ex now) I would drop him in a heart brat if he got himself in orison. And if he broke out I would also turn him in, because if I knew where he was but didn't call the law, I would be doing time in the gray bar motel. That's not for me.
@NailTech (6884)
• United States
7 Dec 12
No I would not as I am not in the mood to be on the run all the time, the paranoia about being caught one day like that would drive me outtta my mind. I'm in enough danger at times here at home with a mental breakdown about to happen soon cause relatives I live with are such jerks at times, and I truely don't need a convict to help kill me off.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
I can commiserate with your 'jerks' comment. I get driven insane sometimes too. It sure feels bad to be on edge all the time. Being on the run with someone would be far worse, for sure.
@mariaperalta (19089)
• Mexico
7 Dec 12
never........... but some gals like adventure. Im sure someone would. id never due that. Id be afraid.
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• United States
8 Dec 12
I would never leave my home base for anyone, and certainly not for an escaped convict. If I was married to someone who did something like armed robbery or murder I would divorce him while he is in prison. I wouldn't wait for him to max out and I certainly wouldn't run away with him if he escapes. That would be NO life.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
8 Dec 12
I would not be daring enough to do this. it sounds like asking for trouble to run with someone who is already running from something, I don't see a bright future in it for anyone's sake.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 12
I have children with roots here, so I can't just pick up and run. I might help him though, particularly if he were wrongly convicted.
@Aja103654 (5654)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
That's hard. I'd avoid such a situation as much as possible. I would probably run away if I truly know that my love one is not responsible for the crime he was sentenced for.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
For me, I don't think so. But I know someone who was married to an ex-convict. She met him when he was out in prison already and was paroled. The ex-convict became a pastor actually. And he met this girl inside the church. There is really something people can't see but God sees. We will never know what allot to us. Have a nice day and God Bless
@Mavic123456 (19890)
• Thailand
8 Dec 12
Yes I will.. yes I will if he is a good looking as Dominic Purcell... yes, take me.. yes take me. I will go... Here, take my car, take my money.. take me with you. whoo hooot.. yes.. I will....
@nykalex88 (243)
• Philippines
8 Dec 12
If you really loved the one who is in there. I think you are citing Marie Cruz's side. She was pregnant that time with the bald Mexican as the father. Well, we can't say in real life but the decision made by the actors and actresses were already patterned by the director. LOL.
• China
8 Dec 12
Well,"Prison Break" is such a good TV drama and I had watched it for twice.Actually the things happened in the TV will never happened in the real world,you know,to find some guys as smart as Michael Scofield is very hard,and the same smart person willing to get into the prison almost is impossible.But we can just think about it,I think people will run away with a excaped convict because the days in prison are really too tough to stand.