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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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* 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.
7th Jun '16 10:51:47 PM lorgskyegon
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** Minor character Whitney Munson has been in even longer, 52 years compared to Rebadow's 32. He's serving a 110 year sentence for strangling a prostitute and possession of opium.
** Miguel Alvarez's grandfather Ricardo has been in the longest - 54 years as of his final appearance. He dies of Alzheimer's Disease in season 1.
26th Apr '16 7:37:59 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* In ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'', it is discovered that the idyllic if [[TownWithADarkSecret somewhat secretive]] hamlet Yorick and company stumble across a few months after the {{gendercide}} is populated by inmates of the women's penitentiary just down the road that the remaining guards cut loose. The white-haired woman with a cane and fond memories of working munitions factories during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo that was more or less running the place? Doing life for murder.
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