Search Enters Eighth Day After Prison Worker Charged In Escape

The massive manhunt for two convicted killers resumed Saturday, on the morning after a worker at an upstate New York maximum-security prison was charged with smuggling in hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch and a screwdriver bit to help the men escape. Prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell was arraigned late Friday on a felony charge of promoting prison contraband and a misdemeanor count of criminal facilitation. Her lawyer, Keith Bruno, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. More than 800 law enforcement officers have joined the search, concentrating in a rural area in the Adirondacks near the Canadian border around the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. With the escapees still on the run eight days--after cutting themselves out of prison with power tools--residents were vigilant.