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Escapee from Shawshank, caught in 56 years after his escape, regains freedom

79-year-old Frank Freshwaters, in 1959, escaped from Mansfield prison in Ohio, where in 1994 he shot the cult film «the Shawshank redemption», was caught by police in may last year, but in the near April will be released, reports The Guardian.

Before his escape, Freshwaters convicted of manslaughter and received a new sentence for violation of conditions of parole, escaped from prison, after serving only two years.

In may 2015 Freshwaters, for 56 years lived under the name of William Coke, became the object of most successful long-term police harassment in U.S. history. Fugitive caught in Florida handed over to the authorities of Ohio.

The Commission considered the request of Freshwaters on early release, has decided in favor of Freshwaters, despite the arguments of the prosecution, who claimed that the fugitive was never punished for his crime.

Note that the history of Freshwaters nothing like the story of Andy Dufresne in the legendary «the Shawshank redemption», filmed on the novel by Stephen king. Unlike Dufresne, Freshwaters was in prison for only two years, not 19. Freshwaters not had to dig a tunnel out of prison, as at the time of his escape he was in a much less strictly guarded prison farm.

Escapee from Shawshank, caught in 56 years after his escape, regains freedom 28.02.2016

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