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Way to Die #439
"Chain Gang Banged"
Name of the death is a pun on "chain gang" and "gang banged"
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"Mack and Billy were robbers, wanted to break for freedom, but for those two scumbuckets, freedom's just another word for... dead!"
Date June 23, 2007
Location Maricopa, Arizona
Episode this death
was featured in
"That's "Mister Death" To You"
"Tongue Died"
"Tea Bagged"


"Chain Gang Banged", Way to Die #439, is the sixth death featured in "That's "Mister Death" To You", which aired on July 11, 2011.


Two prisoners named Mack and Billy are on a chain gang attempt to escape by jumping into the bed of a passing pickup truck. The truck driver was playing some ear-splitting country music, in which the driver didn’t hear a thing outside, but when the chain of Mack and Billy's leg irons wrapped around the truck's hitch, they are dragged along the ground and die from blood loss, skull fracture and multiple bone fractures. The truck driver got out of his truck and realized that Mack and Billy were dead.


  • Samuel Pillsbury - Prison Historian
  • Dr. Cynthia Cotharn - Internal Medicine

Segment Nickname

  • Towed Away (Spike TV)
  • Free-Dumb

Foreign names

  • Cadena Perpetua (Perpetual Chain / Life Imprisonment) - Latin American dub
  • Encadenados a su suerte (Chained to their luck) - Spanish dub
  • Liberdade Arrastada (Dragged Freedom) - Brazilian dub
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