Life's like a movie, write your own ending . . .

Two prisoners escaped from a New Jersey jail by tunneling through the wall of one cell and using pinup pictures to hide the holes. The stunned jail operators say that inmates will no longer be allowed such posters.

I realize that The Shawshank Redemption probably isn't terribly popular among prison guards, but TNT plays the thing on a near-continuous loop. How could this not have occurred to them before?

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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