NY Prison Worker Pleads Guilty in Escape of 2 Killers

A northern New York prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run. Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after the elaborately staged June 6 escape of Richard Matt and David Sweat. Mitchell faces a sentence of 2 1/3 years to 7 years in prison under the terms of a plea deal with prosecutors. Authorities say she became close to the pair, agreed to be their getaway driver and even discussed killing her husband.



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