17 Stories of Injustice to Watch After When They See Us
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption is a story about the way incarceration impacts a man. That’s true whether that person is guilty or innocent, but it’s especially hard to take for the film’s main character, Andy Dufresne. When we discover that Andy didn’t kill his wife, we realize that his time in jail has been entirely unwarranted.
Even though he’s innocent, he doesn’t get any sort reprieve from his treatment in prison. Instead, he’s victimized and brutalized until he takes matters into his own hands. Prison is a brutal place, but it also changes you. In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy’s prison sentence is an injustice of the highest order.