Following the Shawshank Trail, from Mansfield prison to felled oak tree and beyond


The path to redemption winds through north-central Ohio, from Mansfield to Ashland to Upper Sandusky and beyond.

The most spectacular site on the Shawshank Trail, without question, is the Ohio State Reformatory, the 1896 prison that is the setting for much of the 1994 film. But numerous other sites in and around Mansfield are also featured in “The Shawshank Redemption.”

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Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Susan Glaser.

Originally published July 21, 2019.

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