Woman Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Prison In Dannemora ReleasedShe was approved for conditional release on Feb. 8 after a prison staff committee determined she had earned time off for good behavior.
Woman Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Prison In Dannemora Set For ReleaseJoyce Mitchell, 55, is serving time at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for helping Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of the state prison in Dannemora in 2015.
Ex-Upstate Prison Guard Released After Doing Time For Smuggling Tools For EscapeesThe former correction officer who helped two convicted murderers escape last year was released from jail Monday.
Major Prison Security Lapses Blamed For Escape Of David Sweat, Richard MattMajor prison security lapses are to blame for the escape of two convicted murderers from an upstate prison last year, an investigation has found.
Ex-Upstate Prison Guard Gets 6 Months For Smuggling Tools That Helped Killers EscapeAn upstate guard was sentenced Monday to six months in jail for unwittingly helping two killers escape by smuggling in pliers, a screwdriver and a hacksaw blade hidden in hamburger meat.
Convicted Killer David Sweat Gets More Prison Time For Upstate EscapeDavid Sweat, a convicted killer already serving life behind bars, has now been ordered to pay restitution and sentenced to additional prison time for the daring escape from a maximum-security prison upstate.
Prison Escapee David Sweat Admits To Charges In Daring BreakoutA convicted killer serving life behind bars when he staged a daring escape from a maximum-security prison has pleaded guilty to criminal charges for the breakout.
Upstate Prison Worker Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Sentenced To Up To 7 YearsJoyce Mitchell, 51, wept and apologized as she was sentenced to 2 1/3 to seven years in prison under terms of a plea deal reached with prosecutors this summer.
Convicted Killer David Sweat Arraigned On Charges Related To Prison EscapeA judge entered a not-guilty plea for David Sweat on two felony counts of first-degree escape and a felony count of promoting prison contraband for possessing hacksaw blades.
Search For Escaped Killers Richard Matt, David Sweat Cost More Than $1M Per DayPayroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in upstate New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime costs alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.
Toxicology Report: Escaped Prisoner Richard Matt Was Drunk When KilledToxicology results reveal Matt had a blood alcohol level of .18 percent June 26.
Upstate Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty To Helping Killers EscapeJoyce Mitchell was in court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband and fourth-degree criminal facilitation.
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."
David Sweat, Inmate Shot After Escape, Moved From NY Hospital To PrisonThe state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says David Sweat was moved from the Albany Medical Center early Sunday. He was taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility, in Seneca County.
12 Staffers Placed On Administrative Leave At Clinton Correctional FacilityThe 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.