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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn-born rapper and actor Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has been drawing attention to a prisoners’ hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay with a graphic video in which he volunteers to be force-fed as the prisoners are.
Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey said this weekend that his work counseling prisoners has brought him to “a more Godly place.”
A group of prisoners at Rikers Island were released Wednesday so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Manhattan.
The bus was bound for Ulster Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison. The prisoners were being transported there after being held in New York City for court appearances.
Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and 200 inmates had to be relocated after a fire broke out in an air conditioning room on Rikers Island.