New York Prison Escape News
From 'El Chapo' to a peanut butter plot, a look back at 5 of the most recent daring jail breaks
From "El Chapo's" second notorious escape from a Mexican prison to Alabama inmates' creative use of peanut butter to trick a guard into opening a jail door, some recent real-life prison breaks have been so daring they rival fictional escapes such as in the film "The Shawshank Redemption." Here's a
2 years ago, a pair of killers made a prison break straight out of 'Shawshank Redemption'
It was a story straight out of the movies. Today marks two years since the manhunt for convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt came to an end. Weeks earlier, the two men had escaped from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York in dramatic fashion with the help of a female employee they
Year in Review: 13 Biggest News Stories of 2015
From start to finish, many of this year’s biggest news stories were centered around violence, terror threats or a general sense of fear. The year began with a targeted terror strike in Paris and closed out with another planned attack in California, proving that threats around the globe remain an
Joyce Mitchell Breaks Down in Court
The New York prison worked asked for forgiveness as she was sentenced to up to seven years in prison for aiding the escape of two convicted killers.
Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Cries at Sentencing: 'If I Could Take It All Back I Would'
Former New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell cried at her sentencing today, telling the judge, "If I could take it all back I would." "I can't begin to explain how sorry I am for all this," she added. Her sentencing came exactly two months after she pleaded guilty to helping two convicted
Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell Faces Sentencing
The upstate New York prison worker who assisted in the escape of two inmates is expected to receive up to seven years behind bars.
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Video Shows NY Inmates' Escape Route
Richard Matt and David Sweat's intricate plan involved squeezing through holes and crawling along catwalks to freedom.
Exclusive: This Is the Route Convicts Used to Escape From New York Prison
Newly revealed video shows the route taken by two men who escaped from an upstate New York prison in June. The video, obtained exclusively by ABC News, features investigators using video cameras, retracing the steps of Richard Matt and David Sweat through a tunnel at Clinton Correctional Facility
New York Prison Escape Re-Enacted From Convicts' Point of View
Investigators, wearing video cameras, retraced the steps of Richard Matt and David Sweat as they escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York.