Shawshank Alumni

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ – (one of the best movies of recent decades and recently voted the best movie ever not to receive a single Oscar) was filmed at Ohio State Reformatory which also boasted the first certified High School in a U.S. prison.
Sadly they’re having difficulty in organising an alumni reunion and have had only 14 positive replies from a potential pool of 3,000 past pupils.
Organiser Donal Haynes expressed his disappointment and disbelief, and invited speculation as to the possible reasons for the reticence of the alumni.
I know it’s none of my business but I’d like to offer a few possibilities.
  • Have you considered Donal, whether you would boast on your CV that you are a graduate of Ohio Reformatory High School?
  • Have you considered the possibility that some alumni might now hold high office in a straight life, one they’d like to keep?
  • Have you thought of digging for bones on that distant grassy knoll in the Ohio prison grounds?  You know that smart alecs were never that popular in prison!

Originally posted 2004-09-16 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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