Escape from Lecumberri

Dwight Worker Escape from LecumberriOnly two people ever escaped from the infamous Lecumberri Prison in Mexico City: Pancho Villa and Dwight Worker. Lecumberri was the toughest prison in North America, with perhaps 200 murders a year and 4000 prisoners packed into a prison designed for 800. There, the corrupt guards beat, stabbed, extorted, and tortured Dwight. He was sent to the hospital, the psychiatric ward, and spent 41 days in solitary confinement. This is the true story of how Barbara Wilde engineered Dwight Worker’s amazing escape from the ‘Black Palace’ of Lecumberri. It is a timeless story of struggle, redemption, and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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