|Occupation||Captain of the Guards|
|Played by||Clancy Brown|
Captain Hadley is the captain of the guards at Shawkshank Prison. He is a guard who thinks nothing of delivering beatings to the inmates to keep them in line and his brutality is shown a few times during the movie and the novel.
- When cast for the role, Brown declined the offer to study real-life prison guards as preparation for his role, because he did not want to base it on any one person.
- In the movie, Hadley was the lead guard until the end, where as in the novel, lead guards come and go. Also in the movie, Hadley was arrested, where as in the novel he retired after a heart attack.
- According to Red, "he cried like a girl" when he was getting arrested.