Ohio State Reformatory is famous for being the prison where the hit move The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. The movie tells the story of how mopey Tim Robbins escapes after serving time for a crime he may or may not have committed.
But did you know that Ohio State Reformatory is also the prison from which Frank Freshwater escaped in 1959? Sadly for Frank however, the similarities between his story and the movie end there. You see, while Tim got to spend the rest of his days on the Pacific Coast with a boat and Morgan Freeman’s narration, Freshwater worked as a truck driver… until the cops finally found him 56 years after his escape.
Freshwater had been using an alias and living peaceably in Florida. Now 79, he’ll likely spend the rest of his days behind bars.
Via NBC News
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