25 Most Insane Prisoners Ever Caught

Prisoners can be quite crazy in different ways. Sometimes they are psychotic, sometimes they’re mad, and sometimes they’re just insanely smart. So whether they are one of the scariest prisoners on death row, or they have figured out how to trade stocks from their jail cell, these are the 25 Most Insane Prisoners Ever Caught!


Andrew Goldstein

subwaySource: nytimes.com

In 1999, he was convicted for pushing Kendra Webdale into the path of an oncoming subway train. During his trial, it became apparent that he was quite insane. He thought someone was trying to dissect his brain, that poisoned food was enlarging his genitals, and that a guy name Larry stole his feces.


Ed Gein

Ed GeinSource: washingtonpost.com

Gein was  notorious body snatcher who was known for digging up bodies in local graveyards. Apparently he enjoyed wearing their skin. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he was found to be legally insane.


William Bonin

roadSource: latimes.com

Known as the “freeway killer,” William killed and tortured at least 20 victims along southern California’s highways. His nasty side was still evident prior to his execution as he sent letters to many of his victim’s families describing how their loved ones had reacted to the torture.


Mark "Chopper" Read

gunSource: theage.com.au

An Australian criminal who is well known for being crazy, the movie “Chopper” is based on his life. Once, while being interviewed, he played Russian Roulette with himself. He then turned the gun on the reporter and forced her to play too. Fortunately, there wasn’t a bullet in the chamber for either of them.


John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne GacySource: latimes.com

Gacy was known as the “killer clown” because on the one hand he was a serial killer, and on the other hand, he would dress up as a clown for children’s parties and charity events. While on death row, he obsessively painted images of clowns.

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