Just one day after a dozen prison staffers were placed on administrative leave, the state has announced a new superintendent and a number of policy changes.
Remaining prison escapee David Sweat was shot by a state trooper and taken into custody on Sunday. Authorities are keen for answers.
Richard Matt died from severe skull fractures and brain injuries after three gunshots to the head, according to his autopsy report.
Gene Palmer, an officer at Clinton Correctional who was suspended last week, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the escape of two inmates earlier this month.
Corrections officer on administrative leave
Sixteen days into the search for the escaped convicts, evidence gathered by investigators indicates the two may have spent time in Owls Head, N.Y.
Reports that Joyce Mitchell conspired to kill her husband are true, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said on Wednesday.
Joyce Mitchell may face additional charges as the investigation into last week’s prison escape continues, said authorities following the prison staffer’s arraignment this morning.
According to a criminal complaint, Joyce Mitchell “knowingly and unlawfully” brought contraband and tools to Richard Matt and David Sweat “on or about” May 1.
The pair of escaped killers who escaped from a maximum security prison last weekend may have slipped into Vermont, said officials on Wednesday.
Hundreds of law enforcement officials poured into the countryside this morning in an effort to root out the escaped killers, who remain at large.
A massive manhurt for the pair of escaped killers is underway in Essex, a rural farming community about an hour south of the Clinton Correctional Facility.
As the manhunt for escaped Clinton Correctional Facility convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt entered the second day, the state has offered a $100,000 reward for their capture.
Officials: Convicts used power tools to cut through through pipes, walls
The two convicted murderers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility used power tools to burrow their way out of the maximum security facility, said officials.
A manhunt is underway for two convicted murderers who escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora early Saturday morning
Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas will resign to accept an appointment from the governor, he announced this morning.