Check out Michael Miller's article at the Washington Post titled, "‘Shawshank’ prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout."
In 1957 Frank Freshwaters was a 20-year-old Ohio bad boy. On a July night, he hit and killed a pedestrian while speeding. He was given 20 years, but the sentence was suspended. However, he got back behind the wheel of a car, and so he went back to prison in 1959. He landed in the Ohio State Reformatory.
Now, track with this: The Prison closed and became the set for the 1994 Stephen King classic, "The Shawshank Redemption."