Shawshank Alumni

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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!

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