Hey, I hope that this post doesn't fall under the category of obnoxious "create my plot for me, please" posts. However, there's one obstacle for my protag that's also becoming a bit of an obstacle for me. My character has to break out of jail. This isn't the main plot of the entire novel, as he faces a bunch of new obstacles once he gets out. Basically, I'm writing a novel in which things are kind of like 1984, and the guy gets locked up in a "protection center" for his "safety" after he was threatened with gang activity...basically, he's imprisoned for being a victim, but it turns out later it was all politically motivated and the gang thing was a setup. Anyways, how does one go about breaking out of a jail? (Or jail-like center). I've come up with the option of shooting the guards, but I was wondering if anyone could help me come up with other ideas -- like a sceme of some kind, and how does that type of thing typically work?