If you’re going to break out of prison, what is the appropriate car to use? How about a Ford … Escape? State penitentiary officials think inmate Merl Farris drove away in an Escape belonging to a prison employee. Farris is from Kansas City. He would have been released from prison next January from five-year burglary and stealing sentences from Morgan and Camden Counties. He’d been working in a minimum security area when he … Escaped.