In Tacoma a prisoner used a fake gun to escape the courthouse:
"It was made of cardboard from the backing of legal pads, stuffed with toilet paper and covered with newspaper blackened with ink from a ballpoint pen."
That took a lot of time and effort. Question #1: Why was it never found in his cell? Question #2: Do they not search prisoners? After all that is a pretty bulky item; even a pat down before transporting to the courthouse should have found it.