Prison Instructor Emerges as Central Figure in Escape Probe

Authorities say, in the months before two convicted killers' escape, prison tailor-shop instructor Joyce Mitchell was investigated over a possible relationship with one of the men. Now the 51-year-old woman has become a central figure in the escape probe, suspected of aiding the breakout by supplying the two inmates with prohibited items and agreeing at one point to be the getaway driver. District Attorney Andrew Wylie said Friday he is considering charges against her. Wylie said, Authorities are "learning more and more information each day from her, as far as establishing a timeline on how this process occurred and what her involvement was."