Clinton Correctional Facility

Joyce Mitchell

Upstate Prison Worker Pleads Guilty To Helping Killers Escape

Joyce Mitchell was in court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband and fourth-degree criminal facilitation.

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Richard Matt's pen pal says she is sad to have lost such a dear friend. (CBS2)

Richard Matt’s Pen Pal Says She Lost A ‘Good Friend’

One of the people police questioned about his whereabouts is now breaking her silence and talking about the man she called a “friend.”

07/08/2015

Clinton Correctional Facility (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

12 Staffers Placed On Administrative Leave At Clinton Correctional Facility

The State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision released a statement Tuesday announcing three members of Clinton Correction Facility’s executive team and nine security guards had been penalized.

06/30/2015

Carla Gerber says she received a 2 a.m. knock on the door of her upstate vacation home, and she thinks it was prison escapee David Sweat or Richard Matt. (Credit: CBS2)

L.I. Woman Thinks She Got Knock On Door From Escaped Prisoners At Upstate Home

A Long Island woman got a close call at a remote home near the Canadian border, when she received a knock on her door at 2 a.m. when two prison escapees were still on the run.

06/29/2015

Escaped prisoner David Sweat is captured by New York State Police. (Credit: WWNY-TV)

Cuomo: Escaped Inmates Had Sights On Mexico But Ride Backed Out

Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

06/29/2015

David Sweat

Authorities Closing In On Escaped Prison Inmate David Sweat

David Sweat remains at large, one day after fellow escaped inmate Richard Matt was fatally shot by authorities.

06/27/2015

Gene Palmer (Credit: Keshia Clukey/Albany Times Union)

NY Prison Guard Admits Providing Tools To Escaped Prisoners, Denies Knowing Escape Plan

Gene Palmer’s attorney said his client is cooperating with police and will plead not guilty.

06/25/2015

Richard Matt and David Sweat (credit: CBS2)

Correction Officer Charged In Escape Of Prisoners David Sweat, Richard Matt

A correction officer was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with the escape of two imprisoned killers upstate.

06/24/2015

A task force of U.S. Marshalls and police officers go door to door searching for two escaped convicts on June 16, 2015 outside Dannemora, New York.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cuomo: DNA Miles From Prison Is Linked To Escaped Inmates

DNA found just miles from a maximum-security prison is linked to the convicted murderers who escaped more than two weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, as the manhunt for the convicts continued in far northern New York.

06/23/2015

Richard Matt and David Sweat (credit: CBS2)

Items Recovered From NY Cabin In Hunt For Escaped Murderers

State police Maj. Charles Guess said Monday that the items have been sent to laboratories for DNA and other testing to see if they are linked to David Sweat or Richard Matt.

06/22/2015

POLICE

Police Investigate New Lead On Escaped New York Prisoners

The manhunt is leading authorities hundreds of miles away from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

06/20/2015

Erik Jensen knew escaped prisoner Richard Matt while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Center. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Former Inmate Who Knew Prisoner David Sweat Shocked By Escape

A former inmate who bonded with one of the escaped inmates at the Clinton Correctional Facility upstate spoke out for the first time Friday.

06/19/2015

Pictures of escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat are displayed at a press conference in Saranac, New York June 12, 2015. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Police Ready For ‘Long Haul’ In Search For 2 Escaped Inmates

The U.S. Marshals Service added Matt and Sweat to its “15 Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Thursday.

06/19/2015

A task force of U.S. Marshals and police officers go door to door searching for two escaped convicts on June 16, 2015 outside Dannemora, New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NY State Police Expanding Search For Escaped Killers Richard Matt, David Sweat

New York state police are expanding the search for two escaped murderers beyond a 16-square-mile area of woods, fields and swamps where the manhunt has been most intense, even as rainy weather hampers their progress.

06/17/2015

Clinton Correctional Facility (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

N.Y. State Senator Proposes Using GPS Implants To Track Violent Convicts

It’s high-tech and certainly controversial, but with the two prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility still on the lam an upstate senator says one way to track future escapees is to microchip them.

06/16/2015

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