Max was put on this boat because he is considered a weapon. He never would've been there if he didn't put himself in that position
Max hates the warden but the only way for him to escape the prison is to get on his good side and become his helping pet. He is given the opportunity to work in the offices with the warden as a document organizer.
While Max organized the documents he saw from a distance, the Wardens computer opened to the cameras. He then went on by studying the cameras and what angles do they really capture and which they don't.
After months later working for the Warden, he finally mastered the cameras blind spots. He goes on by marking points on a hand drawn map he made to show where to and where to not pass through.
Never the less Max survived on his journey to escape the boat prison with a the struggling of the swim to shore
Max now lives in a town that isn't very popular to be found in .