James Kelly Who Escaped Broadmoor Only to Ask to Come Back in Years Later
Kelly was also linked to being Jack the Ripper
Broadmoor has had its share of prisoners that have escaped. John Straffen climbed over the fence and tragically killed a child before he was recaptured. Charles Bronson made a career out of escaping to the Broadmoor roof, causing thousands of pounds of damage.
One of the most famous and bizarre stories of escape comes from James Kelly, a man who escaped and was recaptured only to escape again, to turn himself in in older life. The timing of his first escape in 1888 also led many to question whether James Kelly may also be Jack the Ripper.