The white t-shirt that Erica wears in this episode was actually designed by Vanessa Goodwin, wife of Malcolm Goodwin (Shea). This duo is the creative force behind www.goodnessboutique.com.
To execute the stunt in which the wall of the trailer was ripped away, the Breakout Kings' SPFX Department had to build a wall within a wall of the trailer. This stabilized the structure so that when the outer steel-welded wall was torn off, the trailer would not collapse upon itself and those inside. Due to the complexity of this stunt, it had to be captured in just one take.
Maybelle Minimum Security Prison and Turro's Pizza and Tap are sets built and housed side-by-side at Pinewood Toronto Studios.
Production Designer Tamara Deverell designed Maybelle to be a multi-purpose set that could be redressed as a variety of prisons as well as function as/contain various prison common rooms, cellblocks, therapy rooms, visitation rooms, and cafeterias. Deverell chose a modern style of prison and to make the space visually appealing, she added metal sliding doors, angled walls, different wall textures, and openings for lights, fencing, window bars, and various coats of paint. Over the course of Season One, Maybelle will become nearly a dozen different prisons.
Turro's was designed to fit within the context of an existing building that was selected for the location's exterior. This resulted in the unique trapezoid shape. A mural Deverall saw at a real Brooklyn Pizzeria inspired the expansive mural, and all of the various photos and posters that line the wall create a layered look, appropriately aging the space and giving it character. Technically, every aspect of this small set (the counter, the stools, the booths, etc.), is either movable or removable, creating an intricate and highly-functional set that is completely film crew-friendly.
Production Notes provided courtesy of Tori Larsen.