The Elmira Correctional Facility will be featured on a popular TV series.
“Fleeing Hellmira” airs tonight at 10PM on the History Channel’s “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman.” The show’s description says “two desperate murderers made an audacious rooftop escape from the forty foot high Elmira State Prison.” The show explores some of the most famous real-life prison breaks in America.
One of Freeman’s most famous movie roles was Red in the “Shawshank Redemption.” Red didn’t escape from Shawshank State Prison in Maine, but after being released on parole, he met up with escapee Andy Dufresne on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
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