Danny Shannon vividly remembers the time he escaped from Sydney's Silverwater Jail.
He will also never forget the reason why he did it.
It was February 2001, and Shannon had been in prison for 12 months or so at this point. During this time, he had noticed a flaw in part of the jail's security.
It was his partner's birthday, February 6, and Shannon decided he wanted to visit her but also regain access to the large sum of money she was holding for him in the meantime. He called her and asked would she mind if he came home today.
"She probably just rolled her eyes, and said yeah sure," Shannon recounts to Mamamia. "I had money stashed outside I was itching to get my hands on. So I managed to scale a four-metre high barbed-wire fence."
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Looking back on it now, Shannon can't believe he managed the feat, describing the fact he wasn't seriously injured or killed while scaling the barbed-wire fence as a "miracle".
"I cut my legs to pieces on the razor wire and broke my arm as I hit the ground. Then I ran down towards Parramatta River, which is bull shark-infested, and I swam across, before then climbing through the mangroves."