Chronic complacency was cited among the chief factors leading up to the escape.
A former employee of a maximum-security prison in northern New York is scheduled to appear in court on contributing to the $120,000 in resti…
The escaped inmate, and his partner in crime Richard Matt, tipped off a massive manhunt that cost more than $22 million in manpower alone.
State comptroller records show overtime totaled $41 million for the corrections department and $17.6 million for the state police.
Corrections spokeswoman Linda Foglia said Tuesday that the allegations have been under investigation by the department’s Office of Special I…
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David Sweat has told investigators the original plan was to flee with Joyce Mitchell, kill her husband Lyle and then travel to Mexico.
Joyce Mitchell is accused of helping Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
Accountability started when nearly a dozen corrections officers and deputies were suspended, and the prison’s top two brass resigned.
They were both involved in gruesome crimes and came together to orchestrate their great escape.
State Police armed with rifles searched every vehicle passing through town on Interstate 86; but they weren’t the only ones armed.
Joyce Mitchell was supposed to be their getaway driver, but had a panic attack and went to the hospital.
David Sweat, who escaped in June from the maximum security facility, was on the run for nearly a month before New York State Police Sergeant…