I actually watched the filming of Shawshank. Filmed in the Mansfield, OH area. I have seen some of the props from the movie. If you are ever passing through Ohio and want a good visit. The Old Ohio State Reformatory and The Living Bible Museum (Life size wax figures) in good ole Mansfield, OH. About a half mile apart from each other.
Experience One of Our Nation's Most Historic Treasures - Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society