Played by:Josh Zuckerman
Rodney Cain was 18 when he murdered the stepfather of his then 16-year-old girlfriend, Lorraine Hamilton. Rodney told police that he did it because Lorraine’s stepfather threated to have him arrested for statutory rape.
Rodney Cain had a rough time in prison, and kept himself going thanks to the steady stream of love letters he received from Lorraine. He had daily janitorial duties in the prison guard’s shower room, and each day, a huge guard named Simkins would approach Rodney and use his mop bucket as a urinal as he taunted and provoked him.
On the day of Rodney’s escape, he tears the power cord out from the back of his boombox, planning to use it as a garrote. When Simkins comes over to perform his usual ritual, he notices Rodney’s murderous glare and cows him. Simkins then tells Rodney to plug in the boombox. Rodney takes the opportunity to plug in the cord and drop the stripped end into the mop bucket. Electricity travels up Simkins urine stream and knocks him to the ground. Rodney beats the guard as he lies paralyzed, unleashing years of pent-up frustration.
Rodney then dons Simkin’s guard outfit and makes his way to the parking lot, searching for his vehicle. He finds it, but it surprised by an arriving guard. The guard goes for his weapon, but Rodney is able to knock him to the ground and beat him into a coma. He steals the guard’s Camaro and drives away.
During his time on the run, Rodney discovers that Lorraine’s mother was the one writing the love letters, and that she had lied to him way back when, telling him that Lorraine’s stepfather was sexually abusing her and that Lorraine had tried to kill herself, which is why he lied at the trial about why he did what he did. Once he learned the truth, he was forced to re-think his whole game plan for life on the outside.