Toby Dorr
Media and Events

Media and Events


Essays and Bylines

Brain Injury Alliance Blog, December 2023, Emerging
Newsweek, June 17, 2022, I Fell in Love With an Inmate and Broke Him Out of Prison
Today, June 22, 2022, I helped an inmate escape prison. 16 years later, I’ve made peace with it
Authority Magazine, Social Impact Authors: Why & How Author Toby Dorr Is Helping To Change Our World

A Category of Its Own…

My admiration for the other Toby Young, by Toby Young
Out of Jail in a Dog Crate, an animated film by Histographics


Arizona Brain Injury Alliance, October 2023, Her Remarkable Journey from Convict to Advocate
The Sedalia Democrat, November 15, 2022, Living with Conviction: a Journey of Grace and Redemption by Faith Bemiss
Insider, September 15, 2022, A dog trainer fell in love with a convicted murderer at the prison she worked at and broke him out in a crate
The Sun, September 21, 2022, Locked In
U.K’s Bella Magazine, Why I ditched my husband and ran away with an inmate.
eBella South Florida Digital Magazine, Escaping Personal Prisons
South Florida Insider, Toby Dorr broke a man out of prison; the consequences allowed her to grow., ‘Jailbreak Lovers’: Toby Dorr Opens Up About Lifetime’s New Movie About Her ‘Worst Mistake’
The Atlantic Magazine, October 2020 Toby Dorr’s Great Escape
Wall Street Journal Article The Heart Has Its Reasons
New York Daily News EXCLUSIVE: Kansas jail worker that helped inmate she loved escape
The Kansas City Star She helped a Lansing prisoner escape in a dog crate 12 years ago. Here’s her story
“America’s Most Wanted” highlights escape case
Rebuilding from the ashes, Sedalia Democrat, July 5, 2015
Miami Herald, Toby Dorr (formerly Toby Young) talks about helping an inmate escape in a dog crate from Lansing Correctional Facility

Interviews and Stories

Project Seed Money, Empowering Women Writers
Audacious with Chion Wolf, Why’d you do it?
Discovering Self Summit January 2024, Slaying Your Shame Dragon
Kimberly Braun, October 2024, Finding Self
20/20, October 6, 2023, Catch Me If You Can (my piece starts around the 48 minute mark)
The Whitney Reynolds Show, April 24, 2023, Behind the Story
Dana and Parks Radio Show, November 9, 2022, You are not your worst mistake
Under Oath, From Dog Crates to Prison Breaks with Toby Dorr
Daily Mail, Jail Break
Chronicles of the Grey-Haired Diva, Exclusive: Toby Dorr Author of Living with Conviction. Featured on a Lifetime Movie.
Cascade Media, Kansas City, Interview for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Daily Blast LIVE episodes…
Daily Mail Video Story June, 2022, Woman who planned 2006 prison break shares insight on Vicky White
Daily Mail June 3, 2022, Chilling Comparisons to Vicky White Escape
Inside Edition May 10, 2022, Vicky White
Dana and Parks Radio Show May 10, 2022, Alabama Prison Capture
Corrections1 May 9, 2022, Toby Dorr talks about her path from dog program volunteer to helping convicted murderer John Manard escape from a Lansing, Kansas prison
Tier Talk May 7, 2022, Correctional Officers forum
Dana and Parks Radio Show May 3, 2022, Alabama Prison Escape
Fox 4 News, May 5, 2022, Woman who helped murderer escape Kansas prison empathizes with Alabama officer
Dateline Breakout Season 29, Episode 45 aired Fri, June 11, 2021, and October 1, 2022.
BBC Lisa Montgomery Story
KC Star Lisa Montgomery will soon be executed – she never had a chance, or a friend
Fox 4 News Kansas City Death Row Inmate’s Notorious Friend
Radio Dana Diaries – Butterflies Unleashed
Anderson Cooper 360 Interview
Brooke Baldwin Former prison worker tells why she helped inmate escape
Inside Edition Disgraced Prison Employee Predicts:
Oxygen Crime News, Woman Who Helped Inmate Escape Max Prison In a Dog Crate Tells Her Story
98.1 KMBZ Radio, 12 years ago, she smuggled a convicted murderer out of prison in a dog crate.
KMBC News, Toby Young Talks About Escape, Prison Life
Former Warden Talks about the famous Prison Escape
Inside Edition Lisa Montgomery Execution Criticized


Discovering Self 2024 Online Summit,January 5-7, 2024
Survive Like a Woman, Living with Conviction with Toby Dorr, February 4, 2023, for the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.
Slaying Your Shame Dragon, two-day women’s empowerment conference in Kansas City, November 11-12, 2022
Barnes and Noble, Fredericksburg VA, September 11, 2022
Boston College, April 12, 2022
Women Starting Movements, Chicago Virtual Event, October 7-9, 2020
Women Starting Movements, Chicago, October 17-18, 2019
Speech to NCL Heart of Kansas City, A Woman’s Character
NCL Greater Kansas City, October 15, 2019
Urgent Care for the Broken Hearted, May 1, 2019
NCL Heart of Kansas City, September 5, 2018
Journey to New Life, March 1, 2018
The Embassy, October 2017
First Christian Church, Sedalia, March 2016

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