'She Thought It Was Love': Prison Worker Charmed by Escapee

Joyce Mitchell, the New York prison worker being questioned in the escape of two murderers, reportedly planned to be the getaway driver for the pair but got cold feet. She is said to have helped the inmates because one of them, Richard Matt, charmed her. Instead of being the getaway driver, Mitchell went to the hospital and checked herself in. As previously reported, Mitchell checked in on Saturday, the day the inmates were reported missing, with "a case of nerves." Mitchell works in the tailor shop at the prison, Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. On Wednesday, the superintendent of the New York state police said that she had "befriended" the inmates. Authorities in New York, Vermont and elsewhere were still searching on Thursday for Matt and David Sweat, who cut through the steel walls of their cells, crawled through a pipe and emerged from a manhole near the prison.