Prison Chief, 11 Others Put on Leave After Escape

A state official said Tuesday that the superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off. The 12-member group is in addition to the guard and the prison tailor shop instructor who have been arrested on charges they helped the escapees. Officials would not say what connection, if any, the 12 had to the June 6 escape from the maximum-security prison or the failure to prevent it. Meanwhile, the surviving convict, David Sweat, claimed from his hospital bed that he used no power tools to cut his way out, contrary to what authorities have said.



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