Prisoners

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

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

Mos Def (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Rapper Yasiin Bey Undergoes Painful Force Feeding To Draw Attention To Guantanamo

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.

07/08/2013

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

McGreevey Says His New Life Of Service Has Brought Valuable Lessons

Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey said this weekend that his work counseling prisoners has brought him to “a more Godly place.”

03/24/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Prisoners Released From Rikers Island To Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

A group of prisoners at Rikers Island were released Wednesday so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Manhattan.

11/21/2012

Rescue teams on the scene of an accident on the New York Thruway involving a corrections bus carrying prisoners. (credit: CBS 2)

Bus Loaded With NYC Prisoners Overturns On NY State Thruway In Ramapo

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.

01/04/2012

Aerial View Of Rikers Island (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Investigate Fire At Rikers Island That Left 4 Firefighters Injured

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.

07/11/2011