Female prison worker arrested in connection with New York prison escape

By: KLKN Newsroom


A prison worker has been arrested for helping two convicted murderers escape a high security New York prison.

Authorities say Joyce Mitchell, 51 of Dickson Center was arrested just before 5:00 p.m. by state troopers. She was charged with promoting prison contraband in the 1st degree and criminal facilitation in the 4th degree.

Investigators do not believe that she gave convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt the power tools they are believed to have used to escape the prison on June 6.

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