Prison Break started as a high-paced TV series where the main character, Michael Scofield, breaking into jail… specifically a high security prison.

The Prison Break Escapees: That's a lot of inmates to have made it out of prison by escaping.

The Prison Break Escapees: That’s a lot of inmates to have made it out of prison by escaping.

Then, he breaks out of prison again with his brother Lincoln in tow.

But the “Prison Break” movie has now gone beyond this simple plot into a bizarre twist of conspiracies and frame-ups.

There is however one or two recurring features with Prison Break:

  1. Its main characters never stop breaking into jail and breaking out of prison
  2. Its main characters have a way of coming back to life after dying

How It All Started At the Fox River State Penitentiary

Prison Break is quite known for its inmate characters breaking INTO jail.

Prison Break is quite known for its inmate characters breaking INTO jail.

Michael’s brother Lincoln was incarcerated at the Fox River State Penitentiary. He was framed for murder by The Company. Michael, a skilled architect, obtains and tatoos the schematics of the prison all over his body.

He was resolved to breaking into jail to save his brother – hardly knowing he was carrying out The Company’s plans for grander plans.

Prison Break: Breaking INTO Jail

Michael succeeded in the face of hardened traitors and grand subversions:

  • The main characters broke out of prison only to face another problem on the outside
  • They had to break into another prison and break out again in a series of plots and counter-plots

They just had to break in and out of one jail or the other to satisfy some organization’s demands. And then certain things started coming up with the TV and viewers started asking questions…

The Gorgeous, Dangerous Men & Women of Prison Break

The Gorgeous, Dangerous Men & Women of Prison Break

Prison Breaks Brings Characters Back from the Dead

Prison Break's Sara Tancredi, who plays Michael’s girlfriend, miraculously came back from the dead after being decapitated.

Prison Break’s Sara Tancredi, who plays Michael’s girlfriend, miraculously came back from the dead after being decapitated.

Sara Tancredi, Michael’s girlfriend, suddenly came to a quick death in season three. Her decapitated head was sent by The Company in a box to Lincoln.

This development galvanized both Lincoln and Michael to a frenzy of actions. But then Sara miraculously surfaces in Season Five, saying she’d been out of the picture for Michael’s own safety.

Among several other deaths, Michael also died in the final episode of Prison Break and Sara laid flowers on his grave. He had been suffering from bouts off terminal brain cancer. That was when the TV show was finally wrapped up in 2009.

But this year, Michael surfaced again in the show’s reboot – saying he’s been working underground for a rogue CIA agent in Yemen.

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Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.