An elaborate escape plan, but with mistakes along the way

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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 plays central role in prison escape

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Joyce Mitchell is accused of helping Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

An employee leaves the Clinton Correctional Facility, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Dannemora, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former Attica superintendent: Clinton escape ‘the perfect storm’

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Accountability started when nearly a dozen corrections officers and deputies were suspended, and the prison’s top two brass resigned.


Remembering the manhunt: Friendship, one month later

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State Police armed with rifles searched every vehicle passing through town on Interstate 86; but they weren’t the only ones armed.