Prison Builders Quizzed on US Escape

Police are questioning workers at a maximum security prison in New York following the escape of two murderers. Hundreds of employees and construction contractors are now being investigated to determine if they provided the power tools used to escape. Governor Andrew Cuomo told US television networks on Monday morning, "They needed the assistance of someone. I don't believe they could have acquired the equipment they needed to do this without help." Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, used power tools to break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on Friday night. The two men cut through the steel back walls of their cell before clambering along a catwalk to reach a series of pipes and tunnels, which they again cut their way through. Acting state Corrections Commissioner Anthony Annucci told newspapers, all of the tools belonging to the prison have been accounted for "so far," leading investigators to believe the tools may have come from outside the prison.