The rap performed by the inmate during the taping of "Prison Life" was actually written by Breakout Kings's Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Nick Santora and two of his friends at the tender age of seventeen. The trio originally planned to perform this rap at their high school "Battle of the Bands", but dropped out of the competition at the last minute, "common sense getting the better of (them)". Twenty-three years later Nick resurrected the lyrics for the sake of Breakout Kings, proving that "great art never truly dies."
The exterior of Maybelle Minimum Security is established as the exterior of Pinewood Toronto Studios. This footage was captured on a sunny yet bitterly cold October morning. The cast had to watch their breathing to make sure their warm breath wouldn’t be visible in the crisp air for the sake of continuity.
Charlie’s apartment was shot at a turn-of-the-century boutique hotel in Toronto's west end. The Breakout Kings Set Decoration Department completely revamped the space with modern furnishings and art to render the location believable as Deputy Charlie DuChamp’s home.
The subway footage was shot on Toronto's "TTC Rocket", beginning at 2am. To film on The Rocket, crews have to wait until this late hour in order to gain full, uninterrupted access to specific train cars and platforms. Part of the footage was also shot at the infamous "Lower Bay Station", a section of the TTC line that has been closed to the public since the 1960s but is used frequently by Toronto film crews.
Production Notes provided courtesy of Tori Larsen