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Wrongfully Convicted Andy Dufresne and Rubin Carter People in prison face many emotional challenges They are likely to become institutionalized and unable to function in society outside of the prison Not all people in prison are even guilty of their crimes They have been denied a fair trial and are wrongfully convicted This causes them much emotional distress One way that they can get over this distress as well as get through the time they have to serve in prison is through a strong friendship which provides companionship and protection Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption and Rubin Carter from The Hurricane both react to Institutionalism wrongful conviction and friendship very similarly Rubin Carter from the movie The Hurricane and Andy Dufresne from the movie The Shawshank Redemption treat the subject of Institutionalism in the same manner Institutionalism is something that happens to people in prison They grow so accustomed to prison life that they are unable to function in the outside world It happens when a prisoner gives up hope of leaving the prison Red from The Shawshank Redemption describes it best when he says The Prison walls are funny First you hate em Then you get used to em Nuff time passes you get so you depend on em Red Narration The Shawshank Redemption Andy Dufresne refuses to let the walls get to him He does not let himself get used to prison life and he does not give up hope Andy has a quiet way about him A walk and a talk that just isnt normal around here He strolls Like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world Like he has on an invisible coat that will shield him from this place Red Narration The Shawshank Redemption To keep himself busy and his mind off of the effect of the walls he spends his nineteen years in prison doing various projects Prison time
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