Historic Mansfield prison in spotlight again for Oscar-winning film

Daniel Kaluuya wins the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Judas and the Black Messiah.” CHRIS PIZZELLO POOL/AFP Via Getty Images

SOURCE: Mansfield News Journal | Lou Whitmire
April 26, 2021

MANSFIELD – A film made partly at the Ohio State Reformatory won two Oscars Sunday night, one for Daniel Kaluuya for best supporting actor and one for best song.

The bulk of the film, “Judas and the Black Messiah,” was made in Cleveland and filmed a few days in November 2019 at the Mansfield prison that was the backdrop for the hit movie “The Shawshank Redemption.”