Prison Inmate

Prison Inmate is a short scary story about a murderer who comes up with a foolproof plan to escape from jail. It is based on an old episode of the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents called “Final Escape”.

Prison Inmate

A pretty woman was serving a life sentence in prison for murder. Angry and resentful about her situation, she decided that she couldn’t spend her life in prison. She began plotting ways to escape from the jail.

She became good friends with one of the prison caretakers. His job was to bury any prisoners who died, in a graveyard just outside the prison walls. Whenever a prisoner died, the caretaker rang a bell, which was heard by all of the prison inmates. The caretaker then got the body and put it in a casket. Next, he entered his office to fill out the death certificate before returning to the casket to nail the lid shut. Finally, he put the casket on a wagon to take it to the graveyard and bury it.

Knowing this routine, the woman devised an escape plan and shared it with the caretaker. The next time the bell rang, the woman would leave her cell and sneak into the dark room where the coffins were kept.

She would slip into the coffin with the dead body while the caretaker was filling out the death certificate. When the caretaker returned, he would nail the lid shut and take the coffin outside the prison with the woman in the coffin along with the dead body. He would then bury the coffin.

The woman knew there would be enough air for her to breathe until later in the evening when the caretaker would return to the graveyard under cover of darkness, dig up the coffin, and set her free.

The caretaker was reluctant to go along with this plan, but since he and the woman had become good friends over the years, he agreed to do it. The woman waited several weeks for one of the other prison inmates to die.

One night, she was asleep in her cell when she heard the death bell ringing. She got up, picked the lock of her cell, and slowly walked down the hallway. She was nearly caught a couple of times. Her heart was beating fast.

She opened the door to the darkened room where the coffins were kept. Quietly in the dark, she found the coffin that contained the dead body, carefully climbed into it and pulled the lid shut to wait for the caretaker to come and nail the lid down.

Soon she heard footsteps and the pounding of the hammer and nails. Even though she was very uncomfortable in the coffin with the dead body beneath her, she knew that with each nail she was one step closer to freedom.

The coffin was lifted onto the wagon and taken outside to the graveyard. She could feel the coffin being lowered into the ground. She didn’t make a sound as the coffin hit the bottom of the grave with a thud.

Finally she heard the dirt dropping onto the top of the wooden coffin, and she knew that it was only a matter of time until she would be free at last. After several minutes of absolute silence, she began to chuckle quietly to herself.

Feeling curious, she decided to light a match to find out the identity of the dead prisoner beside her. To her horror, she discovered that she was lying on top of the dead caretaker.


  1. Maddzz says

    SHE FAILED!!!!! Tho she kinda deserved it. Never try to escape from prison kids. It doesn’t work out! Lol😂 9/10 dead caretakers

  2. DemonicQueenzilla says!!! XD XD XD and isn’t that picture of Jennifer Love Hewitt?? :D

  3. carlos rivera says

    Rule #1 always check who’s dead body is in the casket,it might be the undertaker(WWE) and then it could be more worst…lol
    Great story..

  4. an0ther1 says

    she would run out of air before she would starve or the corpse would start decomposing. Still…pretty awful death.

  5. Random_Appearance says

    The real horrors of this story:
    1) burried in a coffin
    2) no food and drinks for days
    3) the corpse gonna rot, leaving worms and all those nasty decomposing smell…

    Tortured before death… horrifying!


    Moral:- don’t ever try to flee from jail or prison… It would cost you a lot…..

  7. Ticci Toby is amazing says

    Lady: Nooooooo
    Caretaker: I’m jot dead yet….
    Lady: ……….
    Caretaker: so…. Just you and me huh?
    Lady: *slowly nods*
    Caretaker: *grins*

  8. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    the only thing that scares me about this is that someone obviously knew their plan, and the person killed the caretaker… EPIC FAIL!!! LOL

  9. anna2179 says

    Wow an unexpected ending I thought that either
    1.the janitor would not dig her up or
    2.she would be put in a coffin with an inmate that managed to fake his/her death and he/she would end up killing her O_0

  10. BieberzMyne says


  11. I call myself demented says

    If I was that woman. I would be all like CRAP!!!!! Except instead I would use the swear word for crap.

  12. ghost_biscuits says

    damn! she is stuck in that damn coffin! now she’s not stuck in jail! she is stuck in a coffin! T_T great story ;)

  13. neverscaredgirl9 says

    i hope you don’t laugh at these stories i was killed by White Death if you laugh you will die then you wont think it’s funny will you im 10 years old 10!!!!!!!

  14. lilbooshy says

    1. not vital to the story
    2. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to use a hammer. They could have had a janitor or some other employee do it until they could find a new caretaker.

  15. horrorqueen says

    Haha, i knew it ever since it said the person started nailing the coffin shut. Good story though

  16. twisted.story says

    Great story.
    Do none of you know who the woman in the picture is? Seems to me like it’s Jennifer Love Hewitt?

    @ pinkKaygana
    I do not think the picture ruins the story. The dress, also, doesn’t look that expensive to me. As I stated above, the picture (I’m pretty sure) is of Jennifer Love Hewitt. Surprised no one seems to have noticed that before.

  17. sakura says

    hahahahahaha her plan backfired she’ll be there for a loooooooonnnnnnggggg time i hope she enjoys

  18. pinkKaygana says

    i like the story– but the pic kinda sucks. i mean, the pic is of some hot chick dressed in an expensive dress, posing at the bars of a supposedly “prison”. is it just me, or does the pic kinda ruin the story??

  19. Doctor 28 says

    One of my favorite stories here. I like most stories here, but they tend to not be so original. Often they just are about some ghost or someone who comes back from the dead to seek revenge and don’t have much more than that to them. They still scare me though!

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