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21st Oct '17 2:41:21 AM RobTan
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** In he sequel series, Joe Lotterby is a former bank robber who used to hang out with the Kray twins and has been in prison for decades after accidentally running over one of his accomplices. To put it in perspective, he served time with Fletch during the original series, and is now currently cellmates with Fletch's grandson Nigel, he's lost count of how long he's been inside.
6th Aug '17 9:37:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Fortress1992'': Abraham has been in the prison so long that he's become a 'trustee', a privileged inmate who is entrusted with some responsibilities by the guards. Brennick tries to ask him for help, but he's so jaded that he would rather keep his head down. He does eventually aid the heroes when he realizes that he'll never be allowed to leave by the prison director.
26th Apr '17 4:04:52 PM eroock
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->[[Creator/MorganFreeman Freeman]] plays "Red" Redding, a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's "Shawshank State Prison."

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->[[Creator/MorganFreeman ->''[[Creator/MorganFreeman Freeman]] plays "Red" Redding, a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's "Shawshank 'Shawshank State Prison."Prison'."''
12th Mar '17 2:12:11 PM nombretomado
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->[[MorganFreeman Freeman]] plays "Red" Redding, a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's "Shawshank State Prison."

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->[[MorganFreeman ->[[Creator/MorganFreeman Freeman]] plays "Red" Redding, a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's "Shawshank State Prison."
19th Feb '17 7:22:22 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''NewspaperComics/TheWizardOfId'', the Spook has been in the King's dungeons so long, not even Turnkey, the guard assigned to watch him, can remember what he did to be sent there. (When asked, Spook says he [[DisproportionateRetribution called the King a "fink".]]

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* In ''NewspaperComics/TheWizardOfId'', the Spook has been in the King's dungeons so long, not even Turnkey, the guard assigned to watch him, can remember what he did to be sent there. (When When asked, Spook says he [[DisproportionateRetribution called the King a "fink".]]
31st Oct '16 2:57:47 AM jormis29
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* Over the course of the film ''Film/{{Life}}'' (Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence) the two characters become this over the course of decades of incarceration.

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* Over the course of the film ''Film/{{Life}}'' ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'' (Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence) the two characters become this over the course of decades of incarceration.
23rd Oct '16 10:22:46 PM trentongm
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* Age actually can confer status in the prison hierarchy, assuming said old-guy was a life-long criminal who spent much of that time incarcerated.
4th Oct '16 6:42:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Doyle in ''TheLydianOption'' describes himself as the "welcoming committee" - a human who introduces new human prisoners to life in the alien prison and shows them the ropes.

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* Doyle in ''TheLydianOption'' ''Webcomic/TheLydianOption'' describes himself as the "welcoming committee" - a human who introduces new human prisoners to life in the alien prison and shows them the ropes.
28th Aug '16 3:17:09 AM erforce
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[[quoteright:300:[[TheShawshankRedemption http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/redding1_6320.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:300:[[TheShawshankRedemption [[quoteright:300:[[Film/TheShawshankRedemption http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/redding1_6320.jpg]]]]



* Ian Starshine fills this role at the gladiator camp in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''; his reference to being nicknamed "Red" is a ShoutOut to ''TheShawshankRedemption''. He's not as reliable as typical examples of this trope, though.

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* Ian Starshine fills this role at the gladiator camp in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''; his reference to being nicknamed "Red" is a ShoutOut to ''TheShawshankRedemption''.''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. He's not as reliable as typical examples of this trope, though.
21st Jul '16 2:13:10 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'' has the nameless insane old prisoner in the dungeon of Nottingham Castle, who constantly refuses to join in escape plans because he doesn't want to leave his pet rat Arthur. He was initially created as a plot device for one episode, but became an EnsembleDarkhorse.
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