Michael Schofield's (Wentworth Miller) brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), has been convicted of a sensational murder and subsequently put on death row. Despite the evidence against Lincoln, Michael is convinced of his innocence. With no other options Michael holds up a bank to get himself sent down alongside his brother. Michael hatches a plan, helped by his skills as a structural engineer and having blueprints to the prison in his possession Michael and Lincoln attempt to escape.
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Fox River PrisonMap | Google Earth | Satellite Image
Address: Joliet Prison, Collins Street, Joliet, Illinois, USA
Most of Prison Break's first season is set in Fox River Prison, which is actually Joliet Prison in Illinois, USA. Joliet Prison stopped functioning as a Prison in 2004.
This filming location was also in:
Blues Brothers, The | Derailed (2005)
United Savings BankMap | Google Earth | Satellite Image
Address: Ridgewood Savings Bank, 107-55 Queens Blvd, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
To get himself sent to Fox River, Michael Schofield 'attempts' an armed robbery on the United Savings Bank in downtown Chicago. The filming location in question though, wasn't downtown Chicago, but Queens in New York at the Ridgewood Savings Bank.