In February 2006, Lansing Correctional Facility inmate John Manard escaped through this gate hidden inside a dog crate that was in a van. The driver of the van, Toby Young, had help plan the escape with Manard. A corrections officer at the gate failed to search the van. They both were caught in Tennessee 12 days later. In 1974, Priscilla Ann Frey escaped and was never found.