- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 16, 2000
Robert Burns was a shell-shocked World War I veteran arrested for a petty robbery in Georgia. As part of his punishment, he served on a chain gang. But he escaped, dodging bullets and bloodhounds, and made his way to Chicago, where he started a new life.
For seven years, Burns lived in peace--until his vengeful wife betrayed him to the authorities.
CHAIN GANG BREAKOUT reveals how Burns soon found himself back in irons and, incredibly, made good a second escape!
While on the run, he embarked on a one-man campaign to expose the atrocities of chain-gang punishment. He wrote a bestselling book and helped Warner Brothers produce a movie about his experiences.
From his original arrest to his final capture and the drama that followed, this is the fascinating odyssey of a man who didn't just run from the law--he changed it!