Rapper Maino compares escapre from NY's clinton correctional facility by two inmates like a scene out of shawshank redemption. Comparing 'Shawshank Redemption' to N.Y. prison escape The escape of two prisoners from a maximum-security facility in New York has all the makings of hit movie plot â a seemingly impossible escape, insider help and few concrete leads on the escaped prisoners' current whereabouts.
It didn't take long for the well-planned and executed escape in New York to be likened on Twitter to Shawshank Redemption, a movie adaption of Stephen King's novel about an inmate's meticulously planned escape.
In the movie, prisoner Andy Dufresne digs a tunnel with a rock hammer and crawls through the prison's sewage system to his freedom.
Similarly, in New York, two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through walls and pipes beneath the prison, ultimately using a manhole to climb up to the street.
But the comparisons are skin deep and dangerous, according to Robert Brzenchek, a professor of criminal justice at Peirce College in Philadelphia, Pa.
"The comparison to the movie desensitizes the public," Brzenchek says. "People get the perception that this is like a movie, nothing can happen to me. But this is real life. These people will kill you in a minute to get away."
Here is a look at the differences between the sympathetic character and plot in the Shawshank Redemption and that of the cold-blooded killers who escaped from the New York prison on June 6.
How bad are these escaped killers? Bad.
Cold blooded killers vs. sympathetic fictional movie characters
Movie: Andy Dufresne, the main character from Shawshank Redemption, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife and her lover. Dufresne is a likable character and throughout the film there is real doubt about whether Dufresne committed the murders. Dufresne is not a threat to the general public. He escapes quietly and makes his way to Mexico where he lives peacefully.