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In Shawshank Redemption, Red receives parole after serving 40 years in Shawshank. In the beginning of movie it is shown that Red's plea for rehabilitation got rejected multiple times. When Andy breaks-out of Shawshank, it gives hope to Red but in his interaction with the prison authority Red shows no interest in getting out. So how did Red get approval for rehabilitation?

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Thats the irony of the situation! All this while Red hoped he'd be let out on parole and approached the Parole Board with that demeanor. But at the end when he had given up on the thought of being let out on parole, hes let out! –  KeyBrd Basher Dec 12 '13 at 9:07

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In previous hearings he seemed a bit cocky and not at all sorry for what he'd done. Therefore they judged that he needed more time in prison.

At the last hearing he definately had an air of penitence and he was truely sorry for what he had done. At this point the panel recognised that the term he had served had served it's purpose, he'd realised that what he'd done was wrong and therefore they judged him ready for release.

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